The Nasiona

The Nasiona

Creating memoirs, personal essays, & interviews from the Othered voices




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About The Nasiona

Hi, my name is Julián Esteban Torres López, and I left my full-time career to create the platform The Nasiona, where I center, elevate, and amplify the histories, voices, and experiences of the exploited, marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten. Guided by a social justice compass, I actively work toward dismantling systems of oppression and creating a progressive cultural shift through a podcast, magazine, publishing house, and internship program. Through my work, I intend to humanize the Other and to contribute to building a more equal, equitable, respectful, accountable, dignified, diverse, fair, and just world.

The Nasiona currently focuses on the following story topics: being Latina/o/x, being mixed-race, being BIPOC, LGBTQIAA+, diaspora and immigration, colorism and institutional racism, and womanhood and trauma, as well as stories that glimpse into Othered worlds.

Since 2018, I have led and taken The Nasiona to the screens of listeners and readers in more than 170+ countries and has reached a consistent audience of 3,800+ unique monthly users. Along with seven books, I've published 24 magazine issues, which tell the personal stories of hundreds of individuals from around the world. I've also produced 51 podcast episodes, and we have 20 more in post-production and 10 in development. I'm also in the process of publishing four more books for different authors under our publishing house.

When people learn The Nasiona isn't funded and has been able to achieve so much and produce such powerful and valuable content, they are shocked and surprised. If I can do all that I've been able to achieve with no funding, imagine what I can do with your financial support.

Creating content, running my internship program, and managing a team of volunteers is costly in terms of time, energy, money, and lost opportunities. For example, it takes me over 30 hours to produce one episode of The Nasiona Podcast by myself, since I write, interview, host, edit, sound engineer, produce, and markets each episode.

To continue to develop new weekly content; to train emerging journalists, writers, editors, podcast producers, and magazine and book publishers; and to innovate ways to center, elevate, and amplify these stories, I ask you to consider donating whatever you can either monthly or as a one-time donation.

The future of The Nasiona depends on your support. To secure my and The Nasiona's independence and to provide you with free content, please become a patron and donate. As of right now, The Nasiona is predominantly being funded by me, which is not sustainable.

The Nasiona depends on voluntary contributions from listeners and readers like you. I hope the value of my work to the community is worth your patronage. If you like what I do, please show this by financially supporting my work through my Patreon donation platform.

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Summary of my background:

I am a storyteller who helps others tell their stories. I thrive in mission-driven environments that humanize the Other.

For 20 years, I have centered, elevated, and amplified the histories, voices, and experiences of the exploited, marginalized, undervalued, overlooked, silenced, and forgotten via print and digital publishing, podcasting, visual storytelling, research, and education, while demonstrating success in holding leadership positions in production, people, and program management; marketing; publishing, and business, research, and cultural institutions.

To learn more about me, go here.
$63.42 of $10,000 per month
When we reach $10,000 per month, we'll be able to post daily quality content; publish weekly podcast episodes; pay our volunteers and contributors; interview up to 10 people per month; train 10 interns annually; keep the online magazine and podcast free for listeners, readers, and submitters (including contests); have print editions for every issue; and remain independent.
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