The Ones to Know: Latine Heritage Month Edition

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    For Latine Heritage Month (LHM), The Ones to Know is partnering with Mi Gente, D1A's Latine Employee Resource Group, to spotlight 14 Latine creators and businesses who are making an impact on their communities. We applaud them for celebrating their diverse cultures, and encourage you to support each of them and their work year-round.

    Paloma LaMona – Drag Artist & Designer

    Paloma LaMona is a drag artist, designer and current Ultimate Diva of NYC. She was crowned Miss Hornitos 2022, and loves creating looks that reflect her Mexican culture.

    Carlos Ruiz – Bar Consultant & Bartender

    Carlos is a bar consultant and award-winning bartender based in New Jersey who often infuses elements of dance into his cocktail making videos.

    Elizabeth Acevedo – Poet & Author

    Elizabeth is a Dominican-American poet and New York Times best-selling author whose work explores themes of family, community and traditions from her Afro-Latine culture.

    The Marías – Psychedelic-Soul Band

    The Marías are a psychedelic-soul band led by singer María Zardoya. The band sings in both English and Spanish, and is currently working on their new album.

    Sabor Colombiano – Family-Owned Colombian Restaurant in LA

    Sabor Colombiano is a family-owned Colombian restaurant in central Los Angeles known for its delicious meat and seafood dishes.

    Chilango – Vegan Street Food Restaurant in PDX

    Chilango is a vegan street food restaurant in Portland that serves authentic dishes from Mexico City like tacos, esquites, quesadillas and pan dulce.

    Pio Pio – New York’s Premier Peruvian Restaurant

    Pio Pio is New York’s Premier Peruvian Restaurant since 1994 who specializes in pollo ala brasa, a type of Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken and their world famous Aji Verde sauce.

    De Borincuba – Puerto Rican & Cuban Fusion Restaurant in CHI

    De Borincuba is a Latina-owned Puerto Rican and Cuban fusion restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood known for its flavorful sandwich offerings.

    Ivan Mulero Ortiz – Food Influencer

    Ivan is a Puerto Rican food influencer known for his delicious and simple recipes featuring fresh ingredients from his local community.

    Annya Santana – Founder/CEO of Hood Health & Menos Mas

    Annya is the founder/CEO of the lifestyle platform @hood_health and the clean beauty brand @menos.mas. Her mission is to make wellness more accessible for Black and Latine communities.

    Empress Of - Artist, Songwriter & Producer

    Empress Of is a Honduran-American artist, songwriter and producer from LA. Her genre-bending music is inspired by a variety of sounds from pop and disco to R&B, funk and beyond.

    Alexsey Reyes – Photographer & Creative Director

    Alexsey is a photographer and creative director. His work focuses on self love, identity, race and unity, while highlighting people from underrepresented groups in colorful, dreamlike spaces.

    Julissa Prado – Founder/CEO of Rizos Curls

    Julissa is the founder/CEO of @rizoscurls, a clean hair care line made for curly-textured hair.

    Adri – Creator & Book Reviewer

    Adri is a queer, trans and nonbinary Mexican-American creator and book reviewer whose content centers marginalized BIPOC voices.