Ana Maria Defillo

Ana is a writer, performer and documentarian. Her interests include comedy, media, gender, Latin America, politics and other important things that don’t pay well. She has an M.Sc in Global Affairs from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. During her time at NYU, Ana won the W.E.B DuBois/ Nelson Mandela Commitment to Dialogue and Education Award for her advocacy on undocumented immigrant rights. Her writing has also been featured in Bustle, Americas Quarterly, and Flavorwire.

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'Making a Murderer' Attorney Dean Strang Talks Steven Avery and Watching Himself on TV

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4 Interviews That Show Brazil Really Knows How to Protest

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'Devious Maids': New Lifetime Show Stereotypes Latinas Instead Of Letting Us Speak For Ourselves

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This Is What A Cuban-Egyptian Feminist Clothing Line Looks Like

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São Paulo Protests Prove Brazil Has Much to Teach the U.S. About Civil Disobedience

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13 Shocking Photos Of Brazilian Military Police Brutalizing Protesters in São Paulo

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18 Photos and Videos That Show the Protesters Of Brazil Will Not Back Down and Surrender

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5 Funny Women Who Are Kicking Ass and Taking Names in Comedy

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I'm Not Latino and I'm Not American — What It Was Like Growing Up in Two Cultures That Didn't Accept Me

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Jorge Rafael Videla Dead: Did Pope Francis Sit Idly By During Argentine's 'Dirty War'?

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Immigration Reform 2013: As the House Reaches a Deal, Is That Even a Good Thing?

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Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: An Interview With One Of Cuba's Biggest Dissident Bloggers

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5 Reasons Stephen Colbert is My Favorite Feminist

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Saudi Diplomat Human Trafficking: Why Do Diplomats and the Wealthy Turn to Human Trafficking?

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Gay Marriage: The Blaze Wants You to Know the Goal is to Destroy 'Traditional Marriage'

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Facebook Privacy: Site Does Bad Job At Stopping Fake Profiles

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Immigration Reform 2013: 3 Reasons to Stop Using the Term 'Illegal'

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Is Social Media Doing More Harm Than Good in the Boston Bombing Case?