Kat Lazo on the incredible backlash to “Latinx”

Back when she was an aspiring young actor, video producer and vlogger Kat Lazo faced an industry that wanted her to look and sound a certain way. Instead of conforming to racial stereotypes, she decided to launch a YouTube channel to debunk misconceptions about Latino identity and culture. Watch her tell as tory about staying true to her mission despite online backlash. “Unfiltered” is a video series from The Lily and the Washington Post that asks YouTubers to share a story their followers haven’t heard before.

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