Welcome to this week’s issue of The Latinx Collective. We normally bring you every day contributions and achievements of Latinx people, but I’m interrupting the regularly scheduled programming with a special issue: More dinero for Latinas.
Yesterday was “Latina Equal Pay Day.” I think a lot about the narratives and stories being told about the Latinx community - and this was disappointing. Brands were asking us to share cute graphics about how much less we get paid, and business leaders and tech companies pushed PR campaigns (which as a publicist I can smell from a mile away) where they turned things over to their customers by asking them to “imagine what it would be like to be paid ½ of what white men got paid.” I saw no real solutions from employers or business leaders. I even saw a t-shirt being promoted all over social media by celebs (which wasn’t at all tied to a Latina, as far as I can tell) with some proceeds from sales going towards a reproductive health org (not towards getting us paid more). 🤔
So as is my mission with The Latinx Collective, I’m bringing you some resources to make you feel empowered, but I’d also love your thoughts on how we can help Latinas make more money now, and in the near future.
P.S. Write back (or tweet me) and let me know if this inspires you to support a Latina in making more dinero, or if you can suggest other ways to do so. I’d love to share it!