Only in its third year of publication, La Liga has already become a hotbed for latinx, chicanx, and Latin American expression. La Liga calls attention to the constructed “Latinidad”—a condensing of the Latin American experience that has been criticized for ignoring distinctions of race, ethnicity, or country—and challenges monolithic perceptions of the Latin American community.
Organized by self-taught publishers, editors, content creators, graphic designers, and photographers, La Liga has built itself up from a Tumblr blog to an online and print publication, and is offered in both english and spanish. La Liga is deeply concerned with offering a diverse and robust understanding of the Latin American identity, one that includes the voices of queer, indigenous, trans and afro-latinx individuals as well.
With intrinsic ties to mobility and migration, La Liga’s attraction to print is directly linked to the practice of pamphleting. Printed in local Latin American-owned shops in Brooklyn, and for sale at lesbian and vegan bars and queer latinx-led music events, La Liga hopes to diversify zine spaces by engaging directly with the community it serves. In a message from el equipo (the team) they state that “independent publishing is about creating alternative economies, distributing conocimientos (knowledge), building community and learning to hold each other accountable.”