On this week’s Billboard Cultura Clash episode, presented by Bacardi, Chilean singer-songwriter Francisca Valenzuela, journalist Nick Huff Barili, and former Fifth Harmony star-turned-solo singer Ally Brooke took center stage to discuss the term Latinx.
“To me personally, it’s a term that I came to know and become familiar with in the U.S.,” Valenzuela says to kick off the conversation. “I do use the x as an inclusive term in terms of gender, whether it’s female, male, nonbinary. And I consider it to be a broad, inclusive, inviting concept that I think seeks to open and challenge what we know as the Latin identity in the U.S.”
Brooke, who will soon release her first Spanish-language album under Duars Entertainment, agrees: “I got familiar with it recently. It’s beautiful that we’re wanting to educate ourselves further and wanting to be more inclusive.”