The Afterwards
The Afterwards
Stephanie Jimenez By Stephanie Jimenez — Why are the best things always the worst? Take, for example, holiday cookies. Today, I sat at work for ten hours straight and subsisted off leftover holiday cookies. Now it is midnight and I don’t go to sleep because somewhere inside...
Hair Dressing
Hair Dressing
Nancy Mendez-Booth By Nancy Mendez-Booth — The smell of mayonnaise takes me back to a bad place. I’m four years old, sitting on the linoleum floor of my childhood home’s living room in Queens, New York. “Fat Albert” is playing on the television. I’m shirtless...
Daughter of a Working Man
Daughter of a Working Man
It was weekday just after 3pm. The final bell had rung and students were filing out of the building heading toward the parking lot. Kids pushed and shoved one another as we squeezed through the double doors toward freedom. I couldn’t wait to get home and rip off the uniform that...
Overcoming prejudice
Overcoming prejudice
By Jilma Armijo — Prejudice according to Webster’s New World Dictionary, is a judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known- a preconceived idea, favorable or, more usually, an unfavorable one marked as by suspicion, fear, or hatred. Jilma Armijo I was not aware of...
I am enough
I am enough
By Jenay Wright– I look into the mirror and see what reflects is my mocha brown skin. As I run my fingers through my hair it tangles to the ends. I move closer to the mirror and gaze into my dark brown eyes.  Then I gently play through my brown medium length hair. I am brown...
Latina artist uses music and movement to change the game
Latina artist uses music and movement to
By Jenay Wright –Her fingers glide smoothly across the strings of the wooden guitar, producing an indie jazzy tone. Her voice begins to project wordless sounds known as scat singing to the melody of her instrument.   She plays gracefully in a music room with the miraculous...
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I Knew
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I K
By Raquel Venado  –  I am one lucky Mexican girl who comes from a hardworking family. As a child I attended bilingual schools. I don´t remember learning the alphabet or learning to read in Spanish, but I do remember doing it in English. I have had so many opportunities to...
In the shoes of a Panaminican
In the shoes of a Panaminican
By Joseline Araujo—As a Latina woman I am proud to be of an unusual yet respected mix. My mother is from Panama City and my father is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Being from two different backgrounds has been beneficial to my life and personal cultures on both sides...