11 Woke Latinxs You Should Be Following on Social Media

When we're looking to see what's going on in the world, the common sense thing to do is head over to our favorite news or culture site. But these days, we're looking for the social commentary, too, and we want it from reliable sources. Enter social media.

Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and other platforms provide a space for woke people everywhere to come together in community with each other. We observe the thoughts of others and let them challenge and inform our own beliefs. Here are some notable Latinx folks on social media that you're definitely going to want to take note of.

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1. Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez

Latina Rebels founder Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez regularly serves up the chonga realness and feminism that is missing from your timeline. The pieces that she writes are not only thoughtful but liberating, regularly inspiring Latinxs to be open about their identities, traumas and healing processes.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

 

2. Juliana Pache

Juliana Pache coined the #BlackLatinxHistory hashtag back in February during Black History Month to bring the stories of notable Afro-Latinxs to light. You can catch her on Twitter and Instagram making petty political in the best way possible.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

 

 

3. Zahira Kelly

Whether talking Afro-Latinidad, classism or sexism, you can always count on Zahira Kelly to go all the way in.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.


4. Amanda Alcantara

Editor-in-chief of La Galería, a magazine for the Dominican diaspora, Amanda Alcantara is always ready to call out any misogynistic or anti-black BS.

Follow her on Twitter.


5. Aura Bogado

Aura Bogado never beats around the bush with her activism, which largely centers on race, immigration and environmentalism.

Follow her on Twitter.


6. Janel Martinez

As founder and EIC of Ain’t I Latina?, Janel Martinez brings all the same Afro-Latina wokeness (and more) to her personal social accounts.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.


7. Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez's artwork is as beautiful as it is intelligent and political. All of her work is centered on womanhood, queerness, sexuality, migration and global justice.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

 

8. Kat Lazo

Kat Lazo is an incredible feminist who stands up for all things in Latinx/Black/Native allyship and will clapback against anyone who tries to objectify women.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.


9. Sam Escobar

Sam Escobar always finds a way to bring conversations around social justice and beauty to an intersection -- usually with a well-placed emoji, gif, meme or selfie.

Follow them on Twitter or Instagram.


10. Dior Vargas

Creator of the POC and Mental Illness Project, Dior Vargas focuses on removing the stigma of mental illness from communities of color.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

 


11. Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a poet whose quirkiness and humor brings a colorful twist to her tweets on feminism, politics and Latinx culture.

Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.