Interviews

Julián Esteban Torres López has conducted dozens of interviews for The Nasiona‘s magazine and podcast. Some have already been published, while others are forthcoming. Julián is known for his engaging, in-depth, long-form conversations with experts, creatives, social justice activists, and culture leaders to critically analyze numerous topics, such as incarceration and prison abolition; institutionalized racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia; immigration and diaspora; adoption; disability and mental health; womanhood and trauma; systemic barriers of entry in storytelling industries; memoir writing; minimalism; being mixed-race; intersectionality; colorism; colonialism; conflict resolution; Third Culture Kids; Latinidad; multiculturalism; and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Julián’s interviews can also be found in culture and history archives and museums, such as the Fernando González Museum and Archives, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Irma Herrera

Playwright | Lawyer | Journalist | Activista

Mireya S. Vela

Author | Researcher | Artist

Lisa D. Gray

Writer | Founder of Our Voices, Our Stories SF

Parisa Mehran, PhD

Racial Equity Advocate | Founder of WOC in ELT

Colette Ghunim

Filmmaker | co-Founder of Mezcla Media Collective

Leah Whetten-Goldstein

Transracial adoptee | Doctor of Law

Yaldaz Sadakova

Journalist | Author | Creator of Foreignish.net

Tori Reid

Podcaster | co-Founder of Victory & Noble

Patrick A. Howell

Author | co-Founder of Victory & Noble

Ruben Quesada

Author | Educator | Founder of the Latinx Writers Caucus

Su Su Maung

Poet | Founder of Citta Consultancy

Sylvia Salazar

Immigrant | Political Activist | Founder of Tono Latino

Joe Sparkman

Activist | Grammy Award-Winning Producer | Medsav co-Founder

Liza Ann Acosta

Teatro Luna Member | Educator | University Dean

Aïcha Martine Thiam

Artist | Wordsmith | co-Founder of The Nasiona

Christina Igaraividez

Actor | Storyteller | Producer | Content Creator

Vanessa Weathers

Experience Designer

Ra Avis

Prison Abolitionist | Poet | Award-Winning Blogger

Nicole Zelniker

Journalist | Author | Activist

Alexandra Meda

Artistic Director for Teatro Luna | Culture Producer

Tamara Jong

Mixed-Race Writer of Chinese and European Ancestry

Adriaan Alsema

Journalist | Founder of Colombia Reports

Richa Pokhrel

Nonprofit Professional | Creator of Nepali Chhori

Kimberly Douglass, PhD

Scholar | President-CEO of Remote Learning Solutions

Carlos Carrasco

Actor | Director of Panamanian Int'l Film Festival LA

Robin Harwick, PhD

Scholar | Writer | Founder of The Pearl Democratic High School

Carl Boon

Poet | Educator

John Z. Guzlowski

Author | Poet | Refugee

Gustavo A. Restrepo Villa

Director of Corporación Fernando González – Otraparte

Kanchan Gautam

Third Culture Kid

Nelson Torres

Survivor of Close Calls | Do-It-Yourselfer | Artist

John Donaldson

Int'l Master | Chess Writer | Journalist | Coach | Historian

Ron Sunog, MD

Author | Pediatrician

Jim Cavan

Sportswriter | Memoirist | co-Founder of Rett's Roost

David Soto Jr.

Author | Minimalist

Heidi Harris

Musician | Vocalist | Visual Artist

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