Articles Posted by Leslie Ambriz

DIY Journey To Fame

by on February 4, 2020 0

Kimberly Douglas has always wanted to be a model, but when she realized she didn’t have the financial means to build up a modeling portfolio, she took matters into her own hands. The 23-year-old model, photographer, and creative director began photographing herself in elaborate, do-it-yourself sets in her parents’ guest bedroom. But what sets Douglas […]

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The Problem With Hispanic Heritage Month

by on October 4, 2019 0

I’m tired of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  And no, I’m not saying we should get rid of it, or that we shouldn’t celebrate the Latinx community’s contributions to this country—recognizing our ancestors’ accomplishments is incredibly important.  My grief, instead, is rooted in how our country seems to treat Hispanic Heritage Month as the four weeks […]

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Why Hollywood is Still Failing Latinxs

by on September 18, 2019 0

The first time I watched the movie Selena was one of the first times I saw myself represented on screen. My cousins and I were having a sleepover, and one of them convinced us that watching Jennifer Lopez sing “Como La Flor” was about to rock our world. She was right. As I watched Lopez—as […]

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Ismael Loutfi Talks Netflix’s ‘Patriot Act’ and His Hopes For the Future of Muslim Comedians

by on July 1, 2019 0

Ismael Loutfi has always been religious. Truth be told, he feels he’s become more religious as he’s gotten older. It has made him sort of an anomaly in a time when millennials are less likely to affiliate themselves with faith-based groups all across the spectrum. The 26-year-old Syrian-American comedian has found a way to blend […]

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