Home Sweet Home

Welcome to the first post on the new ALIM website! 

I've spent a lot of time this past summer working on this website with the goal of building a real community to strengthen the original idea behind A Latina in Museums. When I first created ALIM, I wanted to explore and write about issues that affected me. What I didn't anticipate, however, was the positive feedback I'd receive because these issues hit home for a lot of those in the Latinx community. To be honest, I really thought this would be an open diary read only by close friends. But the more I connected with people online, the more I realized I wanted to create a space where a collective could share their perspectives on all things museums. Together, ALIM can be a space to provide an underrepresented interpretation, a viewpoint that is needed in the field. 

I very much hope that this new mission resonates with the Latinx community and are inspired to contribute their photos in museums, their thoughts on museum issues, and their stories of success. To all those who have supported me from the beginning and all the wonderful new digital friends I've made throughout, thank you. It has meant everything to me to hear from everyone who truly believe in ALIM.

Last but certainly not least, a huge thank you to Camille Hay for helping me get started and creating the logos you see on Latinx Curated and ALIM. She is a brilliant graphic designer who took all my ideas about what I wanted ALIM and LXC to look like and turned it into reality. If you're interested in her work, you can see more on her website, camillehay.com. 

So, have a look around and be sure to check out the new sections that include, Profiles, where I interview Latinx museum professionals on their life and careers in the museum field, and LXC, where the Latinx community explores all topics around museum work.

Don't forget to share ALIM posts, and if you're interested in writing a piece for LXC or know someone who might be interested, contact me here and let me know! This is about the Latinx community and I want to hear from you! 

Featured image courtesy of Álvaro Serrano via Unsplash.