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...
Is there a place like home ?
Is there a place like home ?
By Jenay Wright —I am so tired of taking virtual tours on Google of a place that seems so close to my heart.  I have done probably about 10 projects about this place throughout my life time.  Every night as a child after my mother tucked me in I stayed up dreaming about how amazing...
We Can Break the Chain
We Can Break the Chain
By Haley Paulino —I come from a culture where the man is always in charge, as well whatever he says goes. Both my mother and father are Dominican and they taught me from young how to treat your husband and how to take care of your home.  From the age of 10 to the age of 13 I was...
Music Crosses Barriers
Music Crosses Barriers
By Jenay Wright— In this world today there are so many opportunities for people of different backgrounds to practice whatever music they like. The music community is so broad and opens so many doors for people to sing different songs they like and produce them. Is this a positive...