Where We At: Las Founders Edition

Where We At: Las Founders Edition

Jessica Diaz/Medellin 2015

Jessica Diaz/Medellin 2015

For me, being Necia has always come natural. From a little youngin I was la terca. The one who never listened and wanted to learn the hard way. Being necia is how I got to be who I am.

Jeanette Martin

Jeanette Martin

me encuentro entre una ciudad that i am just getting

to learn how to love again

i have found to love my family and my self again through the

labor of love en creando espacios creativos para mi comunidad

en donde creamos, even if it’s for an evening,

un espacio en donde existimos con dignidad.

Jessica Diaz/ San Salvador 1995

Jessica Diaz/ San Salvador 1995

It got me through school without paying a dime. It taught me to be stubborn on my self worth and value. Being Necia never allowed anyone to take the best of me. Being Necia got me off of food stamps. Being Necia taught me forgiveness. It taught me the highest form of hustling.

Alida Cardos Whaley

Alida Cardos Whaley

Alida Cardos Whaley

Alida Cardos Whaley

*Note: Play videos at the same time*

pues, why and how i create; who it’s for: i’m a mixed baby living life dancing on the fronteras of (not) enough. i grew up people telling me who i was, until i decided to speak who i am into existence. 

It taught me to teach myself the power of a camera. The power of a story. Necia for me has been a space where I can survive, and to a point, thrive.

 

 

i create as a form of survival, as a form of self-care and self-reflection. i make for myself and more. i make to hustle. i make to mark. i make to remember. i make to reconnect. i imagine all my ancestors and myself, connecting with them a little bit more each time i pour myself out, into my own skin.

Jeanette Martin

Jeanette Martin

de noche; sigo de necia, hocicona cabrona, cada siguiendo los ritmos de cumbia en calles de xicago.

i love feeling the rhythm of music against my

heart beat. it’s a passion of mine encontrar musica.

i get it de mi jefesita. que tocaba su guitarra y se hiba

al cerro con sus amigas, con sus Cocas y radio a su lado

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Necia Media Call for Content: Where We At? Why We're Here.

Necia Media Call for Content: Where We At? Why We're Here.