Being Latino, beyond the labels

By Nancy Flores

Latinos in the U.S. don’t fit neatly into any one box. Diverse backgrounds, language skills, religion and skin color make it difficult for everyone — from politicians to advertisers across the country — to wrap their heads around the Latino experience.

Check out our new video and story series “Austin Gente,” which features Austinities sharing what being Latino means to them. Everyone has a different experience, but they all make up a part of the diverse Latino reality.

Our first installment features the personal identity stories of spray can artist Nathan “Sloke” Nordstrom, multidisciplinary artist Leticia Rodriguez Garza and poet Ire’ne Lara Silva. What’s your identity story?

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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