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Victor Casillas Valle

Swimmer of cacoethes |
Victor Casillas Valle is a Chican@ writer, multimedia journalist, reporter, poet, musician, and music industry professional. Los Angeles native, San Francisco Bay Area transplant, he currently attends the University of San Francisco where he is studying Media Studies, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Latin American Studies. Some of Valle’s other work can be seen in the San Francisco Public Press, KQED, the Chronicle of Social Change, the Bay Bridged, and the Divisadero Publication along with many others. He’s written about labor, immigration, US/México issues, arts and culture, juvenile justice, mental health, and the child welfare system. He also currently has a radio show on, contributes to other publications, and has done work with Unite HERE! Local 11. Be sure to catch him on Twitter @VictorCValle.

My Stories

Leaving the Cops Behind in 2015

Hira Mahmood , Muna Mire , Isabelle Nastasia , Victor Casillas Valle and Queen Arsem-O'Malley on January 01, 2015

We write to you as dispossessed queer youth and youth of color from Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Oakland. Over the past several months we have taken part in a national uprising against police violence and the killing of...

Hillary Thompson forefronts as first openly transgender skateboarder

Victor Casillas Valle on August 20, 2014

Hillary Thompson, originally from Raleigh, NC, . Thompson began taking hormones in 2008, according to an interview she did with King Shit Skateboarding Magazine. After a couple of years moving around the southern United States due to a need to...

Youngist announces new DIY Series

Victor Casillas Valle on July 30, 2014

Youngist is going to start curating a new series for the month of August under the theme: millennial do it yourself. Think: youth culture as it intersects with politics. Everything from skate crews, youth-led alternatives to incarceration, queer haircutting collectives,...

The Rising Price of Sriracha Doesn’t Matter

Victor Casillas Valle on November 07, 2013

Recently, the city of Irwindale, CA filed a lawsuit against the Huy Fong Foods factory which makes the hot chili sauce Sriracha. Headlines from various news outlets, stretching from Al Jazeera to the Los Angeles Times, made comments such as...