labladeRebekah Sager | Artist Julio Salgado creates work that challenges the usual undocumented immigrant narrative and encourages activism.

Inspired by what he calls Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s ‘selfies,’ Salgado’s self-portrait illustrations are whimsical, but controversial. Salgado, a journalism major, says he fully understands the power of words.

“I use words like ‘illegal’ or ‘faggot,’ because they are used against me. I’m going to make art out of it. Something you don’t want me to do,”

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