Luso is the Latin word meaning “relating to Portuguese culture.”
In law school, I found myself wishing I had studied Latin (“the language of law”) to more quickly grasp the vernacular and legal concepts. “Luso” was the first Latin term I ever knew.
For me, the short prefix is a reminder of my roots and that, no matter how many letters I add to the end of my name (B.A., J.D., Esq.), I will always have been Luso first.
I use the term “Kid” because I suffer from babyface, hail from Fall River where everyone is called “kid,” “guy” or “bro,” and explore, inter alia, the concept of saudade in childhood while aiming to challenge popular notions surrounding identity.