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LATINA

The Blog LATINA By Florencia  Fuensalida     L lorona like the song. Loud. Libelula azul. Longing for the A ndes, the empanadas. Hunted by where I belong, by the Spanglish unseen. T rying to include the colors. To not fade in white. Las flores, los mangos y las fresas. Besos and hands on cheeks. I nmensa. Transatlantic power. Eyes wide and …

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Inequality is stored in the body cells

The Blog Inequality is stored in the body cells By Stella Saliari  When they see us is a four-part series on Netflix directed by Ava DuVernay, which is based on the lives of Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam who were wrongfully convicted and sent to prison as teenagers for gang-raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, …

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The Art of Becoming

The Blog The Art of Becoming By Arum Perwitasari  For a long time, I felt like I was walking on eggshells. I was so unhappy and unfulfilled. I felt isolated from friends and family, and found nowhere to go and talk to. There were always a bunch of problems lurking just around the corner, waiting …

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But, You Don’t Look Sick

The Blog But, You Don’t Look Sick By Giannina Gutierrez This is a sentence I have heard one too many times throughout my life and it gives me mixed feelings every time. Would it be better if I did? Should I be grateful that I don’t? I guess I will always be a bit torn …

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MANIFESTO

The Blog MANIFESTO By Florencia Fuensalida I AM THIRTY NINE AND HIDING FROM MAGNIFICENCE.  FROM IMMERSING MY BROWN SKIN IN THE SALTY OCEAN, FROM THE SUN. FROM LAUGHS THAT BREAK GLASS. FROM CARELESS SLEEP. FROM THE MOUNTAINS THAT HOLD ME AND REMIND ME THAT GRAVITY ONLY EXISTS IN THE CENTER OF THE CHEST.  TELL ME …

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Theo

The Blog Theo By Afroditi Arvanitou Theo wanted to join a gym group with 20 other children. The parents of the younger kids were allowed to stay in case the kids needed them. I was not even though Theo has a developmental disorder and always needs some time to get used to a new environment. …

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Birth is Powerful

The Blog Birth is powerful By Stella Saliari For my third pregnancy I needed a doula. I had decided that long time ago. I found her in Miranda.She was also the one introducing me to Hypnobirthing. I attended Miranda’s classes, they changed everything for me.  They empowered me, they taught me about my rights, the various ways …

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