It could have been easy, and rather disappointing for the writers of the CW show “Jane the Virgin,” to characterize the protagonist, Jane Gloriana Villanueva as fierce or sexy, an insensitive trope that relegates Latina women to being seen as objects. However, the writers cunningly demonstrate how fierce Jane is not by her looks, but rather by charm, wit and intelligence – characteristics not often written for Latina women in TV or films.
Amara Coffee: Venezuelan fare with sophistication and charm
The smell of coffee beans, sugary treats and delicious sandwiches permeates the air in Amara Coffee and Chocolate, the tiny shop on South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena bathed in calming brown and earth tones. By far, Amara serves some of the smoothest, nuttiest and most flavorful coffee in the PCC area.