When history is made, regardless of the field, something magical happens. What was once thought impossible, or something that seemed so unattainable, has been achieved, it is beautiful to watch. It wouldn’t be truly Hispanic Heritage Month if we didn’t celebrate all the memorable achievements Latinx stars have made over the years.
We say it once, and we say it forever: representation matters! When these Latinx stars achieved the unfathomable, it shone a light on a community, showing that anyone can achieve anything they dream of.
Oscar-winning actress Ariana DeBose put it perfectly in her speech when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in west side story, “You see a queer, openly queer woman of color, an Afro Latina who found her strength in life through art… to anyone who has ever questioned your identity, ever, ever, ever, or you find that you live in the gray spaces, I promise you this: There is indeed a place for us.”
From record-breaking resources and first-time nominations, these stars all did what was once thought impossible. From proud Puerto Ricans to Afro-Latinx ladies, these members of the Latinx community have proudly accomplished something incredible.
Check out all the Latinx stars who have made history and broken barriers in the entertainment industry below!