Character of Colour: Ruby Martinez | On My Block

Today’s Character of Colour of the Day is everyone’s favourite Rubén Martinez from On My Block on Netflix.

Ruby is a brilliant Mexican-American high schooler portrayed by Dominican-America Actor Jason Genao.

Ruby is cute, charismatic, type A and comfortable with himself enough to wear makeup for the girl he loves.

If you haven’t seen the show, you need too! It’s a PoC majority cast, deals with a lot of hard topics (gang warfare, immigration, police violence, PTSD, etc.) and has a fantastic cast of young Actors of Colour.

While you’re here, be sure to follow us, and our twitter. Check out some of our other pieces like our piece on why Ariel isn’t white.

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Keshav Kant, aka Mx. KantEven, is a neuroscience nerd turned Creative Consultant and Executive Director of Off Colour!

You’ve probably seen her on TikTok or caught her work on Off Colour's many channels. From consulting on films & shows, manuscript review, conducting interviews, or hosting podcasts & panels, if there is some way to bring sensitivity and authenticity to diversity, inclusion and equity conversations, Keshav will be there.

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