Latinx Creatorsto Follow

9 Scroll-Stopping Latinx Creators to Follow

At Day One, we are passionate about Fresh Perspectives and are committed to amplifying diverse voices. When we looked at the influencer landscape and the partnerships these voices garnered, we noticed a gap in representation. That’s why, in 2019, we created The Ones to Know a curated resource of creators, artists, athletes, innovators, change makers, and storytellers from diverse communities who are stopping us in our scrolls. The Ones to Know was created to elevate the voices of creators and storytellers from underrepresented, minority communities.

In this edition of The Ones to Know, we’re highlighting Latinx creators who are using their talents to make a statement. Whether it be through food, design, writing or something else, these 9 creatives are inspiring us:

1. Luz Elena Mendoza, @ylabamba: Luz is a Chicanx singer-songwriter, activist and multi-disciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. Luz is also the lead of indie folk pop band, Y La Bamba.

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We are in the midst of the Harvest Full Moon In Aries. This brings about a stirring of our strength, and a time to deeply reflect on the way we learn to hold what hurts us, ways we can shape the world we live in with consistent, thoughtful efforts, and open hearts. How are you all doing? I'm feeling it.This has been a tough AF year All the wicked dysfunctions that have been woven into our society must and will change. Count your blessings, hold loved ones close, stay present and pay attention. I just hope wherever you are and whatever you are doing is filled with compassion and boldness. I also hope that we can collectively find moments to recharge. Though I recognize the challenges when balancing the emotional, physical, and mental stressors, we need to continue to support one another in empowering healing ways as we abolish white supremacy. Love on yourself, take it one day at a time. VOTE NOW!! Exercise your voice please, please...I can't stand seeing that orange faced, heartless devil destroying Black and Brown lives, killing thousands and continuing to manipulate vulnerable minds. I pray we can gather, and work for a better future. Through all of this I'm staying true, and growing, trying to make moves and create art. ---- With that said, today is Bandcamp Friday (No fees for artists!) and we have listed limited amounts of "Lucha Montaña" hoodies, totes, and T-shirts. Please get yours today! Proceeds will be donated directly to @blackresiliencefund, an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders. ---- Also listed: Limited amounts of Los Gritos, and Red Earth LoFi Unreleased Cassette tapes. 100% of proceeds of Red Earth sales go to @adelantemujeres A non profit organization in Forest Grove, Oregon. Adelante Mujeres provides care with holistic education programs, and empowering leadership training for Latina’s and there families. Thank you @enjoybeingkia @danceinyourblood and Vajrah for modeling the goodies, and please check out the Pre-Sale for YLB Mariposa Merch as well. Link in Bio!! 👆

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2. Thatiana Diaz, @thatiana.diaz: Formerly Miss New York USA 2015, Thatiana is now a senior editor at @refinery29 for the brand’s first Latinx sub-brand @r29somos. As a talented writer, she uses her skills and role to advocate for Latinx representation in the media.

3. Raúl Castillo, @raulcastillo: Raúl is a Mexican-American actor and playwright who starred in the HBO series Looking and film Cold Weather. He is also known for his role in Amexicano and work with the LAByrinth Theater Company.

4. Mariela Camacho, @comadre_panderia: Based in San Antonio, Texas, Mariela is a baker creating artful pan de dulce at her shop, Comadre Panadería. Her bakery is inspired by her experience of growing up Xicana in America, with her work “rooted in social and environmental stewardship and mentorship of women and people of color.”

5. Danny Ocean, @dannocean: Starting out with a YouTube channel in 2009, Venezuelan singer, songwriter and record producer Danny Ocean is now known for his international success with hit song, “Me Rehúso.”

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Gracias a todos! 🎂❤️

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6. Taisha Suero, @taishasuero: Tasha is a Dominican fashion stylist and creative director based in NYC. Her expertise and eye for style have landed her work with major fashion and luxury brands.

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comment for good luck ✨

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7. David Ramirez, @davidrawmirez: David is a Colombian-born TV writer for “the happiest place on earth: @disneychannel.” He currently holds a staff writer position on Disney's Gabby Duran & the Unsittables.

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Tasting Paradise 🌴

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8. Veronica Ortuño, @lascruxes: Veronica is a creative, interior designer and former shop-meets-gallery owner based in Texas. Recently, she channeled her creativity into launching the Central Texas BIPOC Creative Network, a resource to bring visibility to and serve as a network for underrepresented artists.

9. Tanya Aguiñiga, @tanyaaguiniga: Born in Tijuana, Tanya is a multi-disciplinary artist and activist known for her vibrant textile sculptures. Based in Los Angeles, Tanya has been recognized for her work around border emotion, trauma and migrant rights activism.

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Thank you!!! ♥️♥️ @carolynglasoebaileyfoundation @sezfreddy ♥️♥️ ・・・ #Repost @carolynglasoebaileyfoundation ・・・ The Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation is pleased to announce that the ​Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize​ will be awarded to Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson ​Tanya ​Aguiñiga (@tanyaaguiniga ) Aguiñiga will be honored at the Art Prize Gala on Saturday, May 30, 2020 during the Ojai Institute Artist & Ideas Festival (May 29-31, 2020) in Ojai. Please save the date. The ​Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize​ consists of an unrestricted grant of $10,000. ​Previous prize recipients include Kelly Akashi (2019), Ry Rocklen (2018), and Rob Fischer (2017). The prize is awarded on an annual basis and the current focus is on supporting artists living in Southern California. Tanya Aguiñiga​ is a Los Angeles based artist/designer/craftsperson who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from San Diego State University. In her formative years she created various collaborative installations with the Border Arts Workshop, an artists' group that engages the languages of activism and community-based public art. Her current work uses craft as a performative medium to generate dialogues about identity, culture and gender while creating community. This approach has helped Museums and non-profits in the United States and Mexico diversify their audiences by connecting marginalized communities through collaboration. Aguiñiga will open her solo exhibition ​Borderlands Within/La Frontera Adentro, at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California, this Saturday, February 8, 2020. Join us at the opening reception from 6-8pm! Portrait by @katielevinephoto

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Even as Latinx Heritage Month comes to a close, we’ll continue to celebrate the contributions of Latinx creators year-round. We encourage you to uplift and create space for Latinx creators and storytellers who stop you in your scroll.