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I speak Spanish. ¿Y que?

In the last week, videos of Latinxs being harassed and threatened for speaking Spanish in the U.S. surfaced; showing the fear and intimidation being employed on our community in an attempt to silence us. Here’s why Marivette rejects their efforts and will continue to speak Spanish.

By Marivette

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How I Survived Academia Part 3

Trigger Warning: Suicide
In Part 3, Yvette recounts experiencing mental health issues, shame, and feelings of inadequacy as a grad student in a predominantly white PhD program; describing how her pain led her to self-destructive behaviors. Then when she was ready to make a change, tragedy struck.

By Yvette DeChavez

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What It Feels Like to Be Miles Away From Nicaragua Right Now

The Nicaraguan government is oppressing it’s people through censorship and violence. Over the last few days, protests have spread and the government has used deadly forced on demonstrators. In this piece, Gata, a Nicaraguan-American in D.C., describes what it’s like to watch the uprising from afar and through social media.

By Gata Jiron

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10 Years

Isabeth's life and her relationship with her father has been marked by his 10 years of absence after he was deported for overstaying his visa and criminal record. In 10 Years, she shares the difficulties of their situation; growing older apart from one another, being at the periphery and excluded from social narratives, the unresolved feelings towards their reality, and how in her healing process she found her purpose.

By Isabeth Mendoza

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