The entire season 2 of Vida is now live on Hulu and I can officially guarantee that it’s worth spending an entire weekend on it. I’m not saying that I’m happy I spent all that time on the couch, I’m just saying that it was for the best.
This new season of Vida gave me laughs, it gave me tears, frustrations and it surprisingly gave me a lot of life lessons. So here I am sharing with you the knowledge that I gained through this show:
- The first step to getting it together is operating on Chingona level
Now, I’ve struggled with this for some quite some time but I found my chingona side just recently. This year has been a hell of a ride but these past couple of weeks have been me at my creative best. I am operating at my highest Chingona level.
- A tin box is the safest place to keep your secrets
It’s true. My abuela did it, my mother did and the secrets will only be discovered if you want them to.
- Representation Matters!
I’m sure if you’ve stumbled upon my site before, you may be tired of me shouting about how much representation matters. Yet, it was never more evident than when I witnessed a gay Mexican wedding being beautifully showcased on one of the episodes.
- Weed tamales are a thing.
That’s it. That’s the lesson.
- The topic of colorism within the LATINX community needs to be discussed
I grew up mostly hating the color of my skin. Many showers were spent scrubbing my skin in hopes that I would loose the “dirty”. Unfortunately my parents contributed to my self-hate but they were only sharing the thoughts that were told to them when they were growing up in Mexico. Vida beautifully and effortlessly provided a platform to have this conversation. I can only hope that this is the first step of many, that are taken in order to bring the issues of colorism into mainstream media.
- People are beautifully and frustratingly flawed
This year has truly tested my confidence and I often feel like I’m not doing enough to remind myself that I am worthy of good things. I pick apart my flaws and find myself laying in a puddle of self-pity constantly. Vida reminded me of how beautifully and frustratingly flawed people are. The protagonists of the show, Emma and Lynn, are full of mistakes and though you’re often yelling at them through the screen; you always end up rooting for them.
Vida has reminded me to root for myself.
This show feels real in the most nostalgic of ways; the older women remind me of my Tias and my mother, the men remind me of my brother, Emma and Lynn feel like the contradictions within myself and it all makes for an enjoyable tv watching experience.
You can find Vida on the Stars app or on Hulu and I promise you that it’ll be worth it.