Feministing Jamz: A Latinx Feminist goodbye playlist

The news I have for you is bittersweet: After 3 years, it’s time for me to say goodbye to contributing regularly to Feministing. But I have some parting gifts!

The good news is that you’ll still be able to get some of my fave music picks well into the future. One of my long-distance besties (and Feministing alum!) Miriam Zoila Pérez and I started Radio Menea: a brand new Latinx music podcast! And as a parting gift to you, my dear Feministing readers, I’m coupling my love for feminist jams and my love for Latinx music to leave you with this Latinx Feminist playlist.

I’ve really loved writing here, and I’m especially fond of my little feminist music baby, Feministing Jamz. It’s been so fun to be able to highlight some amazing artists, and particularly to highlight and interview women, queer and trans and gender nonconforming artists, and artists of color. I wanted to make sure that the world knew that these folks were making rad feminist music, that feminist music isn’t just made by white girls with guitars and dirty hair. I’m glad to have done my little bitty part towards that here.

What felt like a huge risk – Writing about music? Me??? – has made really exciting and fun projects like Radio Menea feel possible for me, and for that I’ll be forever grateful. Next, I hope Sesali takes up some more Jamz writing to expand on trap feminism, Juliana continues to cover more amazing mujeres, and the entire team re-makes Jamz into myriad feminist musical paradises!

For now, take a listen to the playlist below and follow me along on my Radio Menea journey! Subscribe on iTunes, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if that’s your jam. Our pilot episode is live, and we’ll be coming to you with new episodes full of Latinx jams you every other Friday. This Friday’s episode is all about AMOR – I hope you listen in!



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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and rabble-rouser.

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