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.

Two women hold hands during the Madrid Gay Pride Festival in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo/Getty Images

"Being in the closet was a hiding place for my secrets.” In this heart-wrenching Cuéntame, Ana shares her coming out story – a story full of hidden secrets.

Downtown Havana City, Cuba. Photo: Getty Images

All politics are personal, says Elizabeth "Lisi" Cocina — and the debate on Americans' travel to and from Cuba and an overly-romanticized vision of the isolated country is no exception. 

A Crossing

At five years old, I learned what fear was, at the border between Mexico and the United States. A memory that comes to greet me when I least expect it.

Hernán Guaracao, CEO and Founder of AL DÍA News, receiving an award in the initial years of AL DÍA. Photo: AL DÍA News Archives

How the founder and editor of AL DÍA made a home in Philly.

The author, Samantha Retamar, at her college graduation from University of South Florida in May 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the author

Samantha Retamar, communications coordinator at Philabundance, reflects on her struggle with food insecurity as a college student.