A viral new hashtag is giving Latinas a voice, at least on Twitter.
The hashtag gained momentum when other Latinas joined in to discuss their experiences and shut down stereotypes.
Gina Rodriguez from "Jane the Virgin" chimed in with a message of unity.
Some Latinas shared the expectations they face when it comes to physical appearance.
#HispanicGirlsUnited cause being called a Mexican gorilla for having thick body hair is something I'll never forget
— lil chicana (@POBREClTA) June 25, 2015
Others celebrated the diversity of Latinas.
Some pointed out the hard work of their parents and the sacrifices they made for them.
Some reminded the Twitter universe that their culture is more than a costume or a holiday.
#HispanicGirlsUnited because people like to celebrate our holidays but still tell us to go back to our country.
— Kathy (@2chainzamore) June 25, 2015
Many used specific examples of the prejudice they face.
And one Twitter user summed up the importance of #HispanicGirlsUnited by highlighting something special: pride in her heritage.