“Just because it’s journalism doesn’t mean it has to be unattractive. It can feel good, too.”
Filiberto Nolasco Gomez grew up in a working-class Mexican community in Eastern Los Angeles. On this episode of the podcast, he talks about how much his name means to him and how challenging it seems to be for folks to pronounce it correctly. He also talks about citizenship, the real work of being a journalist, what music means to him and how masculinity operates as a means of survival and sometimes a barrier to connection.
Filiberto is the editor of Workday Minnesota, a publication focused on telling the real stories of Minnesota's working people.
He also writes and produces a podcast about music and culture called El Hauteque.