Hola, somos Trucha!

We are an independent multimedia platform dedicated to the people, the culture and social movements of the Rio GrandeValley, centering queer and migrant communities of color.

WHO
WE ARE

We create and curate audio, video, writing, multimedia projects and community events to craft a more nuanced and holistic narrative about the Rio Grande Valley. 

Our mission is to inform our readers, inspire our community, and build a collective infrastructure to proudly share the stories of our gente for the world.

Our vision is to develop and sustain a platform to showcase the authentic stories and the creativity of our community, where we cultivate a grassroots narrative of the frontera.

STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

We believe in independent editorial decisions, and to write for our audiences, not our funders. Trucha is grateful for the support of our community in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond, our organizational and individual donors, and our readers. Funders do not participate in editorial activities such as commissioning authors, developing storylines, or editing content. We believe in keeping our editorial decision making workflow separate from our business interests, to protect the journalistic interests of Trucha.

LAND
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Trucha acknowledges that we stand, live and work in the traditional land of the Alazapas, Borrados, Coahuiltecans, Cúelcahén Ndé, Esto’k Gna, and Tamaulipecans. We also acknowledge the Alabama, Coushatta, Caddo, Comanche, Kickapoo, Tonkawa, Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo and all native peoples that were and are part of these lands currently known as Texas. 

Trucha commits to acknowledge Native lands in our meetings and gatherings. Additionally, we commit to developing content and programming that embody our commitment to Indigenous rights and cultural equity.  

For more resources on Land Acknowledgements and Honoring Native Land visit the following resources:

The United States Department of Arts and Culture (USADC)

Native Land Map

Trucha’s land acknowledgment references the USADC’s Honor Native Land Pledge and Land Acknowledgment of The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Native American Indigenous Studies.

Submit your writing, reporting, artwork and videos to our Call for Pitches! We will publish about 5 pieces per month, and aim to increase the number we publish based on funding.

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