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MATISSE RAINBOLT Turns to TikTok to Educate About Folklorico Dance

Matisse Rainbolt grew up unable to use social media until she was in college. Her parents would not allow it. Today, the 21-year-old has 1.3 million followers on Tik Tok. She has taken her skills as a professional Folklorico dancer to her social media platforms to showcase her art, posts about her culture and gives step-by-step tutorials based on the dance style she practices.

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CALÓ Q&A: ANDREA BELTRAMI, uses TikTok to spread love to Central Americans, LA’s Salvadorans Corridor

Beltrami never imagined that her videos would get traffic and that she would gain so many followers from discussing Latinx issues and posting silly videos. The self-taught online endeavor has since given her the opportunity to voice her opinions to the Latinx community. “We are becoming more aware in the Latino community, let’s use our voices too,” she said.