Nov 24, 2014

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Latino Heritage & Cultural Unity

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New Latina Voices Series ~ Express Yourself… Once upon a time when I lived in the land of New Jersey, I was engulfed in my Latino heritage.  Or so I thought.  Living in Washington, D.C., I am surrounded by people from all over Latin America.  One interesting thing I have seen is many Latinos are constantly […]

“What Are You?”: Confessions From a Multiracial Latina

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“What Are You?”: Confessions From a Multiracial Latina I can usually tell when it’s coming because the person squints with this perplexed look, shaking their head from side to side, and in slow motion the words roll off of their tongue…What are you? I’ve gotten the question from colleagues, audience members, old ladies on the bus, […]

Being a Young-Looking Mother

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“Ay pobrecita, she’s so young to have a child!”  Those comments come on a daily basis, whether I’m sitting on Amtrak, waiting for the bus, or at the pediatrician’s office.  The stereotypes fly as soon as my son is in tow.  I’m automatically placed in the she-must-be-a-poor-single-Latina-mother category.  These thoughts are not just assumptions, as […]

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