Why TikTok is the Best Social App for Latinx Creatives
I love the internet, man. As a Millennial, it could be assumed that I’m addicted to it. In reality, the web gives us profound ways to connect with other people and the development of social apps takes us even further. My favorite app for 2020 is TikTok, hands down! Sure, it’s full of kids dancing and being silly, but it’s also a safe space for members of the Latinx community to express themselves.
What’s excellent about TikTok is that if you’re an avid user, you become part of the communities that support each creator. This vehement support for creators is apparent when you look at the early adopters of TikTok who now have millions of followers. A personal favorite of mine is @infernumasylum. Their fabulously wild demon characters, Raskal and Dizmal, are consistently plagiarized across the platform without giving @infernumasylum due credit.
With a combined total of more than 50 million followers, @infernumasylum, @gilmhercroes, @jaydencroes, and @caoimhemorris, along with other popular users live together in a creator house in Aruba. It’s a great way TikTok’s Latinx creatives support one another by getting together to create mutually beneficial and original content for the platform.
Another one of my favorites is Layla Lemmens (@myjuicysteak) who shares how she has dealt with depression, finances, creating art, and her chronic illness. She’s relatable and her personality on the platform makes her a friend to many.
There are so many everyday Latinxs reaching out and sharing on TikTok. They make honest, funny, creepy, and spontaneous videos and when I see their work, I feel a personal connection that I never expected.
What are you favorite Latinx TikTok accounts? Share in the comments below!