Disney introduces first Latina princess
Disney introduces first Latina princess
By Jenay Wright— As a child I wanted a Disney princess that looked like me, who had my skin color and who I could personally relate to. As an Afro-Latina I didn’t really see a Disney Princess who reflected or who symbolized me. Disney princesses are targeted for young girls....
Fusing cultures for television
Fusing cultures for television
Elizabeth Giadans— Fusion television launched late last year after a long awaited delay. The ABC television network and Univision Communications worked together to make the network come to life and aimed at English-speaking millennials. Millennials, also known as “Generation...
Embracing my Panamanianness
Embracing my Panamanianness
By Jenay Wright — “It was Puerto Rico waking up inside of her,” said Aurora Levins Morales, in her short essay, Puertoricanness. “Puerto Rico waking her up at 6:00 a.m. remembering the rooster that used to crow over on 59th Street and the neighbors all cured...
From Jersey to Mexico
From Jersey to Mexico
By Elizabeth Giadans — When I was younger, I never really wondered about my heritage. I felt I was simply myself, all I knew was life on the East Coast, in Passaic, New Jersey. My parents are Mexican. My father arrived in the 1980s but the rest of my immediate family and I...
Remembering my tío
Remembering my tío
By Angelica Jimenez – As I got ready for mass this morning, memories of my tío Mike came rushing to my mind. Tío Mike was one of my mom’s six brothers, and he acted as the head of the familia and breadwinner. He began working at the young age of five as a migrant...
More than a recipe
More than a recipe
By Benita Zepeda — It was probably the most confusing, exhilarating, and fascinating moments I had ever experienced in the unfamiliar world of the kitchen. I was never one that could be found spending my time there. Mi madre, mis abuelos, and even mi padre were culinary innovators,...