While we believe in celebrating Latinx talent year-round, even we feel compelled to give extra shine to those in our communities that are telling our stories, accomplishing great feats and making a difference. There are many, many people in our communities that deserve a shout out, but on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are four you should know.
Alexsey Reyes is a rising star in the world of photography. His Instagram, which boasts more than 39,000 followers, showcases his work. He also shares a bit of his hopes for his future. When he’s not looking toward his own dreams, he’s helping others reach theirs. Reyes founded Teens Create, a “safe space for building each other up and bringing light to everyday issues.” The page highlights the creative endeavors of other talented teenagers.
Walter Thompson-Hernández is a multi-media journalist at The New York Times. He covers sub-cultures across the world. Before starting at the NYT, he documented the Blaxican community in Los Angeles.
Next, Walter’s book will be released in early 2020. The Compton Cowboys will tell the story of African-American folks who have upheld the traditions of Black cowboys.
Johanna Toruño, the Salvadoran artist behind the Unapologetically Brown Series, has taken her empowering wheat pastes across the country. Toruño highlights QPOC and POC through her visual storytelling.
Dulce Candy Ruiz gained an audience through her beauty-focused videos. The YouTuber has continued to expand into other areas, such as fashion and self love, as well as into publishing. Her book, The Sweet Life: Find Passion, Embrace Fear, and Find Success on Your Own Terms, was published in 2015.