Cuéntame / Tell Me

Latinos in America are often viewed only through the lens of immigration and other hot-button “issues.” But here at AL DÍA, we know that there’s so much more to our stories than just what is shown in the mainstream media. With this new campaign, we’re taking your untold narratives from the shadows and showcasing your wisdom and observations in a space that aligns with the core of our publication’s mission: To empower Latinos to write their own story and define the Latino experience proactively.
Una foto de Ama, la favorita del autor de su mamá. Siempre ha pensando que esta foto expresa su belleza y su espiritú. Foto: Cortesía de Alaitz Ruiz

It took me until high school years to realize that Spanish was my biggest asset, and a deterrent from heading down the wrong path.

Ramona Hieye in her living room at her home in North Philadelphia. Photo: Vanessa Davila

Cuéntame/Tell Me is our space for your stories, as U.S. Latinos. Click here for more information. 

Yuleidy Cordero-Feliciano produjo este video en el Laboratorio de Medios WHYY en la escuela Julia de Burgos bajo la dirección de su instructor de medios Ariel Goodman y su maestra Christy Halcom. Foto: Cortesía de Ariel Goodman. 

I never thought that a hurricane could give me so many experiences. In this came, some of them were good. And some of them were very sad.

The author's parents in 1978. His father departed to the U.S. the next day to live, as his mother stayed behind in the Dominican Republic. She came to the U.S. later that year. Photo: Courtesy of Abel Veloz

The question that once gave me anxiety now gives me strength.

Guatemalan mom and son share an emotional moment while sharing their story with AL DÍA News on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Sandra Rodriguez/Ana Aguilera)

In this heart-wrenching Cuéntame, we bring you the story of a young Guatemalan mother who fled from her country to escape domestic violence.


Hugo Cesar

It was the love for music that made Hugo Cesar cross the border at age 14. This is his story.