Press

Interviews

“I think the fundamental flaw in regards to the representation of Latinx people in any media, comics, film, television or otherwise is ignorance. As frustrating as I found the education system at times, I’m a big supporter of being educated.”

– Getting To Know… Desiree Rodriguez by Marco Lopez on Bleeding Cool (2017)

“It was that absence of discussion about Latinx issues within the industry and overall comics community that pushed me towards speaking up.”

– CHILLING WITH JOURNALIST AND LION FORGE EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, DESIREE RODRIGUEZ by Greg Anderson-Elysee on The Outhousers

Quotes

“It’s difficult enough to find superhero live-action media that includes Latinx characters, period,” says Desiree Rodriguez, a contributor at the news site Nerds of Color. “Especially in roles where they play a part in the plot, aren’t whitewashed or used as tragedy fodder for the white characters.”

– Where are the movies for Hispanic audiences? by Patrick Ryan for USA Today

“A persistent aspect of Latinx representation in comics is the lack of authenticity of our community.”

Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider Should Be MCU’s First R-Rated Film by Britney Monae for The Nerds of Color

“When Latinx actors do get roles, I feel they’re oftentimes stereotypes,” wrote Desiree Rodriguez, Editorial Assistant for Lion Forge sci-fi comic book Catalyst Prime and writer for Women on Comics and The Nerds of Color, in an email interview. “The Spicy Latina, the Buffoon, the Tough Chick Who Dies, the Sexual Exotic Fantasy, the Drug Dealer, the Gangster, and so on.”

Being Latinx in Hollywood: Media creators talk representation by  for Color Web Magazine

Podcast Guest Spots:

CATALYST PRIME & COMICS DIVERSITY WITH GUESTS CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, JOE ILLIDGE, & DESIREE RODRIGUEZ by Graphic Policy Radio
THE WONDER WOMAN MOVIE: SEX, RACE AND WALKING AWAY FROM EXPLOSIONS LIKE A BADASS. LISTEN ON DEMAND. by Graphic Policy Radio
LISTEN TO THE STATE OF LGBTQ COMICS: A ROUNDTABLE ON DEMAND on Graphic Policy Radio
We Need #WonderWomanTAS on Hard NOC Life
#BeingLatinx on Supergirl on Hard NOC Life
“On the most recent episode of Supergirl, the producers doubled down on Maggie Sawyer’s problematic Latinx identity.
To discuss the show’s mishandling of this latest storyline, its whitewashed casting, and the Latinx community’s history of under representation in Hollywood, Hard NOC Life brings back Desiree Rodrguez, and welcomes Latinx Geeks founder Alexis Sanchez, and writer Anthony Otero.”

Panels 

NYCC 2017

Invisible Latinx Panel — with Gabby RiveraEdgardo Miranda-Rodriguez,  LatinxGeeks, Leo Fairman, and Anthony Otero
Wonder Women Behind LGBTQ Characters – with Jennie Wood, Vita Ayala, Amy Reeder, Jude Biersdorfer, Tee Franklin, and Gail Simone
Building Resistance in Fandom – with Vishavjit Singh, Keith Chow, William Evans, and Jamie Broadnax
Kicking Ass, Taking Names: Women of Color in Comics – with Vita Ayala, Amy Chu, Dr. Sheena Howard, Janice Chiang

Podcasts (as a host or co-host)

DC TV Classics

For press inquiries please contact me at: desiree@lionforge.com