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Latinx Well-Being



Latinx, Hispanic, or Latino/Latina are all terms that attempt to encapsulate a wide range of identities. While many of us see these terms as equating and erasing the unique experiences and traditions of a vastly diverse population, it can also be helpful in finding the shared struggles, strengths, and wisdom found in the broader Latin American experience, especially in a time where we face deep structural barriers to full well-being. Because of the higher proportion of documentation and immigration status concerns in our communities, we are often deprived of resources and protections from the state that many others take for granted—while at the same time being systematically targeted by state agencies and industries eager to take advantage of the vulnerable among us. Our path to well-being often centers around separation, connection, and belonging—finding ways to take up our space in joy and fullness of being.

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America Ferrera: My Identity Is a Superpower—Not an Obstacle

Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media—and a shift in how we tell our stories.

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Mothers United: An Immigrant Struggle for Socially Just Education

In urban American school systems, the children of recent immigrants and low-income parents of color disproportionately suffer from overcrowded classrooms, lack of access to educational resources, and underqualified teachers.

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Wellness ‘For the Culture’

“I still eat rice and beans. I just use brown rice now,” said Annya Santana of Menos Mas, a wellness company that speaks to African-American and Latinx communities.

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Latino Students on Why It’s Hard to Talk About Mental Health

This story was produced by Maria Ruiz and Christopher Sarenana at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, California.

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Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora

Edited by The Bronx Is Reading founder Saraciea J.

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55 Mental Health Resources for People of Color

While it’s clear that mental health is a cross-cutting issue that affects all communities, providing effective services for people of color requires acknowledging and understanding their different lived realities.

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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways.

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Against Tough Odds, Hispanic Businesses Are Strengthening Communities across America

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll take a look at a few of the Hispanic entrepreneurs who, in Philadelphia—like Latino entrepreneurs in much of the country—are working to strengthen their community and local business ecosystem.

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Parenting with Pride—Latino Style: How to Help Your Child Cherish Your Cultural Values and Succeed in Today’s World

From a distinguished psychologist, mother, and Latina, Parenting with Pride—Latino Style offers the first bicultural child-rearing approach for Latino parents.

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I Was Taught that Therapy Was “Para Locos”—But the Pandemic Pushed Me to See It Differently

Eso es para locos. Esta generación... siempre inventando. These are the words I’d hear anytime I mentioned therapy or mental health growing up.

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