With the Latinx diaspora expanding over 20 countries, “Hispanic” isn’t a one-size-fits-all term—especially when it comes to beauty and style. As Hispanic womxn, we’re challenging these narratives by embracing all aspects of our culture and choosing which ones are right for us. This Hispanic Heritage Month, HelloGiggles will be taking a deep dive into the beauty of our culture through Mi Cultura, Mi Belleza. We’ll be featuring essays about hair and identity, giving beauty tips from our abuelitas, highlighting the unique style of the Afro-Latina community, and more.
In mainstream media, there is a dearth of Latinx, especially Afro-Latinx, representation. Although the community comes in all different shades, sizes, and backgrounds, Afro-Latinx people are often depicted as stereotypes, and numerous subcultures are rarely shown. This is especially the case when it comes to style and beauty.
Frequently, members of the Afro-Latinx community highlight our heritage through the fashions we wear.