About

Necia Media is an online community center where we create content based on our experiences and diverse skill sets, share resources with one another, and connect in an effort to launch great new projects that will shake up the mediascape that has ignored us and used us for too long. We are especially passionate about connecting those of us who work in multimedia with a social justice and community oriented lens. The great aspirations we have for Necia Media will only be brought about through the efforts of a diverse, international, diasporic network of trans and cis womxn and gender nonconforming folks of color working together to foster our dreams and skills.

We invite media makers and theorists of all kinds to come mentor and be mentored, learn and teach, dream and create together.

Together we can imagine new worlds and bring them into being.


Mission Statement

WITH the recognition that media in its many forms powerfully influences how communities imagine one another, the world at large, and their place within it

DENOUNCING the longstanding domination of the mediascape white cis men have enjoyed to the detriment of womxn, communities of color, TQLGBAI folks, and all those living at the many intersections of these identities

IN CRITIQUE of the lack of representation and reductive representations of POC/WOC muxeres/womxn and Q/T GNC folks of color

WE WELCOME self identified POC/WOC muxeres/womxn and Q/T GNC folks of color of all backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and migratory and diasporic status active in the multimedia field

THE NECIA MEDIA COLLECTIVE is a critically conscious collective and network. We are radical, muxerista, multiethnic, and diasporic. We welcome people with any and every level of experience in multimedia production to help us create a supportive network where we can share our experiences, strategies, hopes, challenges, dreams, and achievements. Necia Media is an online community center where we create content based on our experiences and diverse skill sets, share resources with one another, and connect in an effort to launch great new projects that will shake up the mediascape that has ignored us and used us for too long. We are especially passionate about connecting those of us who work in multimedia with a social justice and community oriented lens. The great aspirations we have for Necia Media will only be brought about through the efforts of a diverse, international, diasporic network of trans and cis womxn and gender nonconforming folks of color working together to foster our dreams and skills.

We invite media makers and theorists of all kinds to come mentor and be mentored, learn and teach, dream and create together.

Together we can imagine new worlds and bring them into being.


Las Founders

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alida cardós whaley

alida cardós whaley is a xicana bruja based in the midwest lands of milwaz con raíces en el yucatán. a mamá and medicine maker remembering ancestral traditions and ways of life, alida seeks to collectively dream spaces for decolonial healing, radical love, and liberatory joy. alida uses words to transport, unearthing dimensions of selves and surrounding generations. 

alida is a birth and afterbirth doula sharing ritual of mexican traditional medicine. alida is co-founder and maroon with the Afro-Indigenous Birthwork Cooperative, Maroon Calabash. alida is also a member of the Strawberry Moon Women Singers, an Indigenous women of the world hand drum group united to heal through music.

you can find alida on IG @quetzallida and her makings @hamacahumilde.

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Jessica Diaz Hurtado

Born and raised in the DC area, Jessica Diaz-Hurtado is a poet, journalist and multimedia storyteller. With roots in Colombia and El Salvador, her work focuses on the immigrant experience, diasporic feminism, race, education, transnational identity and culture. 

She received her B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while participating as a First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Scholar. She also received her M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Her research has intersected global hip hop studies, critical race theory and spatial relations. 

In 2014 she directed and produced her award winning documentary series, Ta Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio, on Rio de Janeiro's youth hip hop culture. In November 2015 Jessica served as the multimedia artist in residence with VoKaribe, a community run radio station in Barranquilla, Colombia. Jessica was a 2016-17 NPR Kroc Fellow based in the Washington D.C. area.  

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Jeanette Martín

Jeanette Martín is a first generation queer Chicana, born and raised on Milwaukee's Southside.  Driven by her lived experience as a child of economic refugees from México, her personal journey has been using art and cultural organizing as a healing tool with and for her community.  A painter and printmaker in training with her unyielding passion for accessibility to cultural arts, social justice and transformation, moves her to co-create sustainable and dignified projects and cultural spaces with STITCH.

 

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Rebecca Jackson

Born and raised in the El Paso/Juárez borderlands, Rebecca is a queer fregona Colombian-American media scholar, guerilla documentary maker, film producer, and academic organizer. She took “Race and Silent Film” her first semester at Macalester College and has been making moves in media and cultural studies ever since. She is currently pursuing two Master’s degrees in Media Studies and Latin American Studies at the University of Texas in Austin. She has worked with Radio Trono in El Alto, Bolivia; Latinitas online magazine; KLRU the PBS affiliate in Austin, TX; and world renowned concert series Austin City Limits.

Rebecca loves learning, dancing with familia, arroz con coco, and discussing representations of mujeres of color.