Media’s Roadmap for Latinas

Our media has a very specific concept of Latina women. Latina characters tend to follow a similar pattern of sexualization and exotification, and this pattern has real consequences for those who view the content.

Watch video blogger Kat Lazo describe her experience as a Latina growing up with this media. Kat gives examples of the characters on television that she related to, and explains how their story arcs affected the way she viewed herself and her ethnicity.

Click here to read the transcript.

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Kat Lazo is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism. She’s a self-proclaimed social commentator, media critic, and overall, a woman who questions everything. Having studied Advertising and Marketing Communications at the Fashion Institute of Technology, she’s ready to add some feminism to the ad world. Check out more of her writing at TheeKatsMeoww, watch her videos on YouTube, and follow on Twitter @TheeKatsMeoww, Facebook and Tumblr. Read her articles here.