written by Ces Heredia

Like many Latines out there, I grew up watching telenovelas with my mom and my grandma. I loved the rags-to-riches romances. You know the type – the kind of stories that made me believe that one day I, too, would find the person who would wait for me as I walked down the aisle, dressed in white while our families watched as we said “I do.” The only issue was, these weddings looked nothing like the kind I knew I’d have one day, for one very specific reason: they were all Catholic, held at a church, and officiated by a priest. At the time I didn’t think much of it, but as I got older, I came to realize that people like me, Jewish Latines, are rarely represented in Latine media….

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