Title: Latina Rebels turn to memes, humor to rethink media on hot-button issues
"When Prisca Dorcas, founder of Latina Rebels, was in graduate school at mostly white Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, frequent race-driven microaggressions made her feel isolated and confused. Without a physical place to vent her frustrations and find solidarity, Dorcas turned to Instagram in 2013 to create a virtual rallying ground.
What started with a group of 10,000 followers grew to a community of 120,000 from across the US. Latina Rebels has become a gathering place for Latinx women who self-identify as fiery, bold and unapologetic.
Dorcas is a writer, storyteller and performer who still calls Nashville home. Via Instagram, her team is helping define what it means to be a Latina in the US today — sparking debate about hot button issues, documenting their experiences and providing Latinx activists a platform to share their work."
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