The Nasiona is a movement and non-profit organization that advocates for and centers, elevates, and amplifies the personal stories and concerns of survivors of oppressive systems and of those Otherized by dominant cultures.
Our work centers decolonization, liberation, empowerment, healing, and transformation. Through our magazine, podcast, publishing house, mentorship program, BIPOC music series, live events, along with other initiatives and partnerships, we strive to humanize the Other.
• JULIÁN ESTEBAN TORRES LÓPEZ
• AïCHA MARTINE THIAM
• NICOLE ZELNIKER
• AMANDA LOPEZ
• ROBIN GOW
• JAY AJA
• MONICA WANG
• JOE SPARKMAN
• OLGA GONZÁLEZ LATAPI
In keeping with this mission, notable cultural and historical institutions have chosen to archive some of The Nasiona’s work. These include the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Through our advocacy work, initiatives, and series, we have so far centered the following communities and concerns: Being Latina/e/o/x; Being LGBTQIAA+; Diaspora & Immigration; Being Mixed Race; Womanhood & Trauma; BIPOC Musical Artists; Disability, Mental Health, & Chronic Conditions; Deconstructing Dominant Cultures; and Stories on Human Connection & Disconnection.
The Nasiona has also collaborated or worked with other mission-driven organizations, such as the Women’s National Book Association; Women of Color Writers organization; the Adira Foundation; Corporación Otraparte; the Department of Literature, Language, and Arts at Texas A&M University-San Antonio; Central Americans for Empowerment at California State University Chico; the Mechanics’ Institute Library; Blended Future Project; Tamarindo Podcast; HipLatina; and StoryCorps to ensure our movement is always striving forward in solidarity.
our core & Compass
We’re a diversity-friendly organization that values multicultural and multi-experience perspectives on what it means to be human.
We strive to erase borders, tackle taboos, resist conventions, explore the known and unknown, and to rename ourselves to claim ourselves and to re-inhabit ourselves.
We believe that the subjective can offer its own reality and reveal truths some facts can’t discover.
In an age when telling the difference between reality and delusion is frighteningly labyrinthine, we focus on creative works based on facts, truth-seeking, human concerns, real events, and real people, with a personal touch. From liminal lives to the marginalized, and everything in between, we promote autobiographical stories and conduct interviews that explore the spectrum of human experience through an intersectional, decolonial, and anti-capitalist lens.
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The Nasiona depends on voluntary contributions from readers and listeners like you. We hope the value of our work to the community is worth your patronage. If you like what we do, please show this by financially supporting our work through our Patreon donation platform.