Cristina Escobar is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of LatinaMedia.Co, a digital publication uplifting Latina and gender non-conforming Latinx perspectives in media. LatinaMedia.Co publishes original pieces of criticism, amplifies the ongoing work of Latina and gender non-conforming Latinx critics, and highlights content made by and for Latinas. Media criticism is overwhelmingly white and male and LatinaMedia.Co is the only organization working with both a gender and Latinx lens to change that fact. Their theory of change is that storytelling is key to how we understand ourselves and the world and that when Latinas and femme Latinxs are not a valued part of the conversation around which stories get told, how, and by whom, our humanity gets lost.

In addition to running LatinaMedia.Co, Cristina has a thriving career as a freelance journalist, working at the intersection of race, gender, and pop culture. She’s a regular contributor to Latino Rebels, POPSUGAR, and Roger Ebert and has bylines at more than twenty publications including A.V. Club, Glamour, NPR, Refinery29, Remezcla, TODAY, and Vulture. Her work has been cited by the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vox, and more. As such, she’s a Rotten-Tomatoes-approved critic and member of the Critics Choice Association and the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association.

When she’s not watching TV, talking about movies, or writing about media, Cristina enjoys her beautiful home base of Santa Fe, NM playing in the city and surrounding high desert with her husband, two kids, and rescue dog.