Latinidad.us is an independent media organization committed to disseminating Latino/a/x/e narratives and viewpoints on local and worldwide issues. We aim to delve deeply into the Latino/a/x/e experience of individuals in the United States and beyond, one story at a time. These stories are by us for us.


Provide a mechanism for narrative control, a space to unify, and a platform to challenge status quo.


Israel Sanchez

Father | Writer | Storyteller

Israel Sanchez is a father, writer and storyteller. He’s the creator of Kansas Young and the Substack, Constantly Curious. He’s in charge of Latino outreach at a local non-profit and is the co-creator of Latinidad.us.

Huascar Medina

Father | Poet | Editor

Huascar Medina, Kansas poet laureate emeritus and Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, is a father, poet, editor, and arts administrator. He is an editor at seveneightfive magazine, Southbroadway Press, and an op-ed writer for Kansas Reflector. Medina is a co-creator of latinidad.us, founder of wordssavelives.org, and a National Council on the Arts member.

Every story begins with a conversation.