Or how vlogging has allowed her the courage to face the contents of her past.
Created during such a period of civil unrest, El Museo served as a beacon for New York City’s Puerto Rican and African-American communities.
Being a chola is about asserting the right to be a young woman who is feminine, beautifully adorned, sensual, challenging, independent and free-thinking.
Mainstream notions of beauty are more than skin deep.
In the summer of 1983, renowned British photographer Janette Beckman embarked on a project in Los Angeles that would epitomise her predilection for all that was seen as rebel, outlaw and on the periphery of mainstream culture.
“Throughout his life, Piñero fought difficult circumstances which led him to do unforgivable things, but he always sought to somehow help others reach for more.”
In his prison cell, Piñero found something that incarceration could never hold captive: a gift that enabled him to express all that at once haunted and inspired him.
“Piñero’s tales of ‘hood life,’ ‘ghettocide’ and ‘gangster living’ are disturbing but beautiful because they are laced with sincerity.”