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photos of various TikTok influencers posing for the camera with latino food and beverages
When “Un Verano Sin Ti” was released earlier this summer by Latino reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny, the onslaught of TikTok trends that resulted from it wasn’t a surprise. A specific lyric from the modern Puerto Rican anthem “El Apagón,” that says, “ahora todos quieren ser Latinos” (meaning “now they all want to be Latinos”) has struck a chord with fans everywhere.
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Spa Water, Clean Girl Aesthetic, and Latine Appropriation

TikTok's the place for tastemakers and everything trendy, so you’re probably aware of the controversial "clean girl aesthetic" and have heard about the recent uproar over rebranding agua fresca as “spa water.” Simply put, white "taste-makers" aren't getting away with their cultural theft anymore.

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Representation and Visibility: Narrative Change through Meaningful LGBT Latine Characters
LGBTQ Fictional Characters Victor Salazar, "Rickie" Vasquez, Blanca Evangelista, and Jake Rodriguez

This article is part of a series sponsored by and developed in partnership with The Narrative Initiative to maximize opportunities to grow narrative power, equip narrative changemakers, and empower communities to use their voices in pursuit of social justice.

Could LGBT Latinos be among the least represented in television and film, if we look only at speaking roles?

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