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Before her almost overnight success playing Gloria Mendoza on the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, Selenis Leyva struggled for years as an actress of Cuban and Dominican descent. Even when she worked with mostly Latino theater groups she was often cast in stereotypical roles as an Afro Latina. After experiencing the deep divisions within the Latino community, Selenis now speaks out against those divisions. For our sabiduría, or words of wisdom, Selenis tells us she’s using her success to speak out against divisions, and to get Latinos to speak out at the voting booth this coming election.