Aquetzali (Kiki) Serna preserves fading memories of her early childhood in Mexico through her art today in Kansas City.
Kiki, a DACA recipient who came to the United States at the age of 7, sustains connections with her distant family members, who she cannot visit in person, in artwork that is now on display in her adopted hometown.
“It’s a way for me to reconnect with that story,” she says, “… to reconnect with the homes that I used to live in but no longer live in anymore.”
Kiki’s story is part of “We Are Latinos,” a short documentary series by Victor Antillanca that highlights stories from Kansas City’s vibrant Latino community. Segments of “We Are Latinos” will debut on Flatland over the next three weeks, and will be shown as a compilation broadcast on Kansas City PBS at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20.
To learn more about Kiki and her art, watch the attached video.