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Another Transgender First

 From "": Latinas continue to break barriers, and we at BELatina are proud to see actresses from our community  step forward  to be the representation that is so lacking in television. This time we celebrate the news that Latina trans actress Talisa García  will join  the cast of the Disney+ series “Willow,” becoming the first trans actress chosen by Lucasfilm. As reported by  Screen Rant , García will play a queen and the mother of Tony Revolori’s lead character in the upcoming Disney+ series, “Willow.” Lucasfilm’s decision to cast García is not only historic for the production company but the first time in Disney history that an openly trans person will play a cisgender role. 

Sister Power

From Remezcla .com : "Marizol and Selenis Leyva’s inspiring memoir  My Sister  is the moving story of two Latinas who grew up in the Bronx in the nineties. Marizol’s perspective and coming out story as a trans woman is at the center of the narrative. Through their alternating chapters, Marizol and Selenis manage to create an expansive portrait of girlhood that includes and celebrates trans women of color. Left to right: Selenis and Marysol Leyva In the book,  Orange Is the New Black  star Selenis also explores the challenges she faced as a teen, being one of the few Latinas at LaGuardia high school in the nineties. Meanwhile activist and model Marizol shares some of her painful experiences as a trans Afro-Latina with little to no role models who looked like her. “I had no trans mother figure,” she tells Remezcla. “I was often silent and living in pain.” My Sister  is an important and unique memoir that feels as though it should be required reading in Latinx literature

Change is Coming?

Every once in awhile change seems to be upon us in the transgender world, even amidst all the horrible trans murders. It seems the "Craft" movie remake is attempting to become more inclusive and add a transgender Latina actress. If you are qualified, check out the ad below. And if you are not qualified like I am, you can check it out too!