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" You're on set more when you produce an episode, and it's long hours, but you learn so much. "
" I get a lot of emails of scripts and pilots, and they want me to give feedback, and sometimes I can't because it's so many. "
" I never wanted to be married. That was never a thing for me. "
" Putting on makeup before work is a meditative exercise. It incites me to think about how I'll tackle my day. "
" Sometimes, when I was the only person of color in a room, you had to defend all the people of color everywhere. "
" I have 16 plays, and we don't ever do subtitles. You can't do subtitles in the theater, so I was like, 'I'm not gonna do subtitles.' You'll never lose the story. There might be a little joke that you might miss, but you'll never miss the story, even in the Spanglish of it. "
" I'm always in the car in L.A., so I see the people I work with - and, thank God, I adore the people I work with - but it's a little lonely. "
" A lot of the time, because we don't have many Latinx scenarios on the landscape, not just in television or film and other media, we haven't gotten the chance to tell our story from our point of view. "
" I feel like progress will be made in the landscape of Latino influence when we get to tell those murky, real, close-to-life narratives. "
" I'm sad about my theatre career, but I've also fallen a bit in love with TV! "
" I am equally a writer and an actor and a director. "
" The big, radical thing that I'm trying to do is to portray Latinas as complex human beings. "
" The Latinas in this industry are really supportive and stick together. America Ferrera, Gina Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, and Salma Hayek have all reached out and have helped promote 'Vida,' and it's because they get it. They really are about opening doors. The more there are of us, the more of a movement it will be, and it won't be just tokens. "
" When I got to Scotland, I signed up on a site called Meetup. It's like these group things you can do - a poetry reading, a hike, whatever. "
" To me, 'Kita y Fernanda' is very much an American story, and I know some people are going to think it's a Latina story, but it's about shifting people's paradigms and views of what it is to be American. "
" I'm queer - and queer, to me, is not being stuck in a binary and being kind of fluid. "
" You can't visit Guanajuato without going to the mummy museum. "
" I always was missing that female brown queer perspective, and I think in 'Vida' we have that. A lot of things I wanted to touch on and deal with, I get to do here. "
" I hope to see more Latino stories on television - not just on a personal level, but for us in the industry. We shouldn't just exist when a show is attempting to be diverse. We have good stories, and we are worth it. "
" I'm not a good business person when it comes to my writing. "
" It's mountains. The air is crisp. It's peaceful. You don't get spring break in Guanajuato. "
" I always have something big enough to say as a playwright. It's storytelling. "
" When you get a bunch of Latinxs together, we get to handle our stories. A cultural shorthand happens. "
" We don't have a lot of narrative on TV or film, mainstream film, of brown queers. Latina queers, I can't think of that many. "
" So many times, shows say they're set somewhere - like in Chicago, 'The Good Wife' - but it doesn't feel like Chicago. "
" There is no 'generic' Latina. "
" People in L.A. think I'm insane to go back to Chicago during the winter. It's because I love my apartment and fleece leggings and my friends. "
" White, older showrunners told me, 'Why do you want to hire an all-Latinx writers room? Hire who's best for the show - don't get caught up in that.' And I was like, 'No.' For such an intimate show about the details of a culture? You can't fake that. The room needs to reflect the makeup of the show. "
" Raul Castillo was my first high school boyfriend. "
" I know people seek me out to be their mentor, and I've chosen a few people I'm really invested in and nurturing their career and their aesthetic and just their person. "
" At Shondaland, six out of nine writers were of color - not Latinx, but I was like, 'Wait, I can do that but for the whole room?' 'Atlanta' had done that, then I can do that. "