Raquel Reichard Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor at Latina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.

This Latina is Empowering Girls Worldwide Through Period Panties
This Latina is Empowering Girls Worldwide Through Period Panties

More than 250 million people across the globe lack access to necessary menstrual products, resulting in several social and personal problems, from low self-esteem to economic and environmental slumps.

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Maná announces 'The Latino Power' Tour to Urge People to Vote
Maná announces 'The Latino Power' Tour to Urge People to Vote

Mexican rockers Maná are calling on Latinos to show up to the polls this election year in the best way possible: a tour.

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10 Songs With Political Messages
10 Songs With Political Messages

The music video for Beyoncé’s latest hit “Formation” offers the most political message the superstar has ever put out. In it, Bey spotlights the present-day black experience in the U.S., featuring imagery alluding to Hurricane Katrina and police brutality.


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Watch This Student School Her White Male Teacher on Racism
Watch This High School Student School Her White Male Teacher on Racism

Reminder to All Students of Color: Don’t be afraid to challenge your educators when they teach you a whitewashed version of your history and experiences.


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WATCH: White People Try to Say Puerto Rican Slang
WATCH: White People Try to Say Puerto Rican Slang

Puerto Rican YouTuber Iván Albino got some gringos together for a challenge: saying the Spanish slang of his isla.


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These Chicago Students are Trying to Fund Scholarships for Undocumented Kids
These Chicago Students Funded a $50,000 Scholarship for Undocumented Youth

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world,” Margaret Mead once said, and a group of Latino students at Loyola University is bringing proof to the quote.

MORE: New 'Secret Lives of Americas' Episode Shares Story of Undocumented Student


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Producer Tweets Character Descriptions to Prove a Point About Sexism Hollywood
Producer Tweets Character Descriptions to Prove a Point About Sexism in Hollywood

Film producer Ross Putman's Twitter account is making a major point about sexism in Hollywood.

MORE: Female Characters in Disney Movies Talk Less Than Men

After flipping through some film scripts, the producer noticed a glaring trend: all of the ladies were described almost solely by their "sexy" appearance.


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Kanye West's 'Bill Cosby is Innocent' Tweet Gets Flak from Lawyer Gloria Allred
Kanye West's "Bill Cosby is Innocent" Tweet Gets Flak from Lawyer Gloria Allred

Kanye West caused a social media uproar on Wednesday when the rapper tweeted his support for Bill Cosby, who is facing a sexual assault investigation. Joining the voices of disappointed fans is Gloria Allred, the woman’s rights attorney representing many of Cosby’s accusers.


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Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Stefanie Rivera
Woman Crush(ing the Patriarchy) Wednesday: Stefanie Rivera

Prison injustice is a Latina feminist issue. Not only do we make up one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, but many of us, particularly trans Latinas, experience an increased level of violence while behind bars.


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Watch These Kids Review the New Barbie Bodies
Watch These Kids Review the New Barbie Bodies

Barbie got a major makeover this year. But are children digging her new skin tones, hair textures and body types?


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