As the Latin community continues to grow, our presence in media is not always reflective of that. The shift from TV to digital has allowed for minorities to create, expand, and talk about issues that matter to them, and web series have been a great tool for creating content that matters.
Introducing Quiero, a new Latinx web series, created by Priscila Garcia-Jacquier, who will be bringing in special guests to share their perspective on all things Latinx. Garcia-Jacquier is a Colombian native who hopes to connect Latinx millennials to other Latinx heroes who have unapologetically carved out spaces for their ambitions to thrive.
A #LatinXellence example herself, the Latina has ambitiously started a Kickstarter to fund the production of the show and has recently set new goals to produce three seasons worth of episodes for the audience. The current season takes place in New York with the first two episodes featuring Birdman’s screenwriter Alex Dinelaris and Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s AfroLatina performer, X Mayo.
Have you watched our first episode with Birdman’s Alex Dinelaris yet? It’s an honor and a privilege to have this man in my life. And now everything he’s taught me, we get to share with you at a @youtube near you. Come share your dreams with us! in bio. #QuieroTheShow Original music by the amazing @ninagracemusic. @moscotnyc
In regards to her aspirations for the show, Garcia-Jacquier says, " I was looking for the vehicle to best utilize the tools that I had learned over the years and make them accessible to millennial LatinX on their grind. Especially during this current administration, I wanted to create something that would expose the true narrative of what LatinX represent in this country. And what better way than to give these heroes a platform to speak about their lives?"
Tune in Thursday morning for a new episode going live on their Youtube channel.