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Photo by @ivankphoto // It’s been over a year since my grandma passed and baby Pi was born. I wrote about this crazy time in our lives. To read more check out the link in my profile. // Mi abuela murió hace más de un año y también nació mi bebé Piuma. Escribí sobre este tiempo tan intenso en la vida de mi familia. Para leer más chequee el link en mi profile. #runablog

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💕 Loves.

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4 months ago

Cecilia Gomez attends mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Whittier, LA, to celebrate her quinceañera (15th birthday). She prays and gives thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #tradition #quince #women #losangeles #whittier

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Laura Sermeño and her baby boy celebrate the end of her cuarentena, or quarantine. The tradition, common throughout Latin America, requires new mothers to rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and a massage. This ceremony was prepared and guided by @doulajennysilva. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #abuelitas #indigenous #sealingceremony #traditionalbirth #nurture #postpartum #medicinewoman #partera #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #women #latinowomen #losangeles

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Jose Guevara spends time with his mom at her apartment in East LA on October 21st. 2017. Jose is a DACA recipient, a “dreamer”, who was born in El Salvador. He was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was fifteen and relapsed twice after that. At age 21 he got a bone marrow transplant from his mother. Beacause of his mom’s many jobs he has been able to afford health insurance. He is an activist for Healthcare for everyone among other causes. He attends Cal State LA and majors in Political Science. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. The story was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #collegestudent #pride #school #newgeneration #tradition #education #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #hispanic #calstateLA #california #warrior #losangeles #survivor #health4all #heretostay

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Drag queen Valentina (left), aka Los Angeles performer James Andrew Leyva, records a music video in a Boyle Heights studio. She was a contestant in RuPaul’s Drag Race before being eliminated in the television show’s ninth season. Her performances are a tribute to classic Latina beauty. She has payed homage to María Félix, a Mexican film actress who was a central figure in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Most of his crew is Latino. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #culture #performers #pride #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #losangeles #entertainment #youth #latinxdragqueen

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Hundreds of activists rallied from MacArthur Park, to Eco Park to Olvera Street in Los Angeles on September 10th, 2017. They were protesting against the Trump administration's efforts to end DACA. This would phase out protections from deportation for roughly 800,000 immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents. In the photo a Trump supporter screams with a megaphone at the protesters passing by to go back to where they came from. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #culture #dreamers #pride #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #losangeles #mydreamsarebiggerthanyourwalls #protest #activism #students #trumpsupporters

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Cecilia Valencia goes to a Halloween party with her boyfriend Jesse Holguin on October 31st, 2017 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Valencia (@iamcecevalencia) is a California based radio personality, television host and philanthropist with 11 years of experience. She is known as “Cece The Mamacita” at her current station Power 106. Her shows broadcast to up to 2.5 million people and she has acquired a powerful presence in social media. Valencia feels she broke the mold by becoming a hip hop radio personality, despite her family’s hesitation on her career choice. Holguin is a videographer working for celebrities such as Snoop Dog, Jermain Dupri and Steven Adler. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #culture #hiphop #pride #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #losangeles #womenpower #radio #themamacita

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Cast members of the play “Simply Maria, Or The American Dream” get ready to come out onto the stage at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights. The play, written by Josefina López, explores the cultural and familial expectations of a young Latina making choices between pursuing a college education, getting married, or securing a job. The main character finds herself living in dual cultures. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #culture #tradition #arts #pride #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #students #losangeles #boyleheights #twocultures

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Jenny Silva @doulajennysilva, a traditional birth worker, prepares a bathroom for an herbal bath to celebrate the end of a mother’s cuarentena, or quarantine. The tradition, common throughout Latin America, requires new mothers to rest under the care of their relatives for some 40 days after childbirth. The period ends with a mother-child herbal bath and massage. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #abuelitas #indigenous #sealingceremony #traditionalbirth #nurture #postpartum #medicinewoman #partera #pride #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #women #latinowomen #losangeles

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Members of the Palmer Society, a campus women’s organization, celebrate their graduation from Whittier College in California. The school -Richard Nixon’s alma mater- now ranks among the most diverse colleges in the United States and the town of Whittier is predominantly Latino and increasingly affluent. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos #collegegraduate #pride #school #newgeneration #tradition #education #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #hispanic #whittier #california #women #latinowomen #biggestminority #losangeles

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En medio de un clima político hostil hacia los inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos, la comunidad Latina florece en todos los campos y aspectos de la sociedad norteamericana. Estamos felices de que esta historia encargada por la revista National Geographic salga publicada en un momento tan critico en la vida de los inmigrantes de este pais. En la foto, las hermanas Oaxaqueñas, Luz, Nizgui y Diana Gomez, se preparan para ir a la Marcha Popular por el Cambio Climático en Wilmington, CA, el 29 de abril del 2017. La mitad de su familia nació en los EE. UU. Y la otra mitad en un pequeño pueblo de Oaxaca llamado San Bartolomé Quialana. La familia se enorgullece de su herencia indígena y habla tres idiomas en el hogar: inglés, español y zapoteco. Toda la familia vistió ropa tradicional zapoteca para la marcha. Esta foto fue tomada #onassignment para @natgeo con @ivankphoto. Para ver el artículo completo haga click en el link de mi perfil y para ver mas fotografías visite karlagachet.com #latinos #tradicion #cultura #activismo #losangeles #latinxpower #facesofthefuture #juventudlatina #majorityminority @runaphotos In the midst of a political climate hostile to immigrants in the United States, the Latino community flourishes in all fields and aspects of American society. We are happy that this story commissioned by National Geographic Magazine is published at such a critical moment in the lives of immigrants in this country. In the photo: The Oaxacan sisters, Luz, Nizgui and Diana Gomez, get ready to go to the People's Climate March in Wilmington, CA, on April 29th, 2017. Half of their family was born in the USA and half in a small Oaxacan town called San Bartolomé Quialana. The family embraces their indigenous heritage and speaks three languages at home: English, Spanish and Zapotec. The whole family wore traditional Zapotec clothing to the march. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” For the complete story click the link on my profile and to see more photos go to karlagachet.com

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