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Hybrid Atlanta (Reel): Is Atlanta a global and multicultural city? [VIDEO]

Is Atlanta a global, cosmopolitan and truly multicultural city? What does that really mean? For us, a world city is a vibrant concentration of different people and stories. A global city embraces the combination of experiences, backgrounds, ideas, accents, sexualities, colors, and sounds. Created by Paul Alonso, Hybrid Atlanta is a video interview series with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with … Continue reading Hybrid Atlanta (Reel): Is Atlanta a global and multicultural city? [VIDEO]

Jessica Caldas: “There is space after trauma”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features local artist and activist Jessica Caldas. She talks about being a bad Puerto Rican, her experience as a rape survivor, the importance of story-telling, and creating art to change the way people understand the world. Hybrid Atlanta is a video series of interviews with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with LatinX and global cultures. Created … Continue reading Jessica Caldas: “There is space after trauma”

Josephine Figueroa: “La Choloteca is a safe space for queer LatinX people”

This episode of Hybrid Atlanta features Josephine Figueroa, founder of la Choloteca, the most popular LatinX party in Atlanta. She speaks about the concepts of “latinX” and “cholo” and the need for creative, inclusive, and safe spaces with no homophobia, sexism, or racism. But the party, of course, is foremost about the music. Hybrid Atlanta is an interview show with local artists and creatives whose … Continue reading Josephine Figueroa: “La Choloteca is a safe space for queer LatinX people”

Lily Gatins: “Wearing black is my second skin”

Our first episode of Hybrid Atlanta, an interview show with local artists and creatives whose work establishes a dialogue with LatinX and global cultures, features fashion artist Lily Gatins. Based in Atlanta and born in the Dominican Republic, she developed a career in the fashion industry in New York. She speaks about being skinny in the voluptuous Caribbean, the Latin American fashion scene, her all-black … Continue reading Lily Gatins: “Wearing black is my second skin”