For the completion of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, I would like to share the following singers / song writers / musicians and artists to reveal the accomplishments of the Hispanic women, and also to emphasize, encourage and thank all who support the strength of a woman within the public realms.
- Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón – (1907-1954) Frida Kahlo was a successful artist and was married to Diego Rivera. Her art is renowned in Mexico, America and worldwide.
- Selena Quintanilla Pérez – (1971-1995) was a Mexican-America singer and song-writer, born in Lake Jackson, Texas, United States of America.
- Jennifer Lynn Lopez – Who is born in New York, of Puerto Rican descent and also known as J.Lo the singer, dancer and actress.
- Gloria Estefan – Is a cuban American singer, born in Havana, Cuba.
- Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll– Shakira is a Columbian singer and song writer whose talent has reached the USA.
- Demi Lovato – is born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lovato was a former Dallas Cowboys cheer leader. Currently a singer, song-writer and actor.
- Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, also known as Camila Cabello – is a Cuban born American singer, song-writer and actress.
- Selena Marie Gomez – was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA., is a 3rd generation Mexican-America. Gomez is an American singer and actress.
- Penélope Cruz Sánchez – is a Spanish Model and Actress who has successfully appeared in many American films.
- Salma Hayek Pinault – is a Mexican – American Actress and film producer.
As with any month or day that is set aside for particular remembrances, commemoration and to create awareness, it doesn’t mean that it is an end, but maybe a moment for reflection to think about additional learning for the purposes of creating societal inclusion.
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Reference: Gibson, C. (2019). EL NORTE The Epic and Forgotten History of Hispanic North America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.
Image 1 – Link Rose Piñata inspired by the Piñata that is commonly associated with Mexico and was brought by the Spanish as a European tradition to America.
Notes: Some of the women mentioned above are also described within the book entitled: “EL NORTE.” by Carrie Gibson (Gibson, 2019, p. 400-401) with my inclusions as well. These words were originally hand-written on October 15th 2021. For further information please type the keywords: “Hispanic” “Spanish” “America” or words for related blog posts in the search bar of the blog page. Thank you!
Dedication: These words are dedicated to all the Artists performing at the iHeart Latino festival that took place on October 16th 2021. At the time of writing and publishing I was unaware of the festival taking place. Thank you iHeart Latino!!! (updated on October 17th 2021.)
With Love & Kindness! 🙂