Aura S. Jirau
How a National Costume Speaks to Shifting Resistance in Puerto Rico (OPINION)
On Thursday, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 Michelle Marie Colón Ramírez presented her national costume, a garment directly connecting to Colón Ramírez’s identity and pride as a Black Puerto Rican woman.
Racial Double Standards in Puerto Rico’s Alexandra Lúgaro Phenomenon
When Lúgaro commented on the ongoing George Floyd protests, she highlighted her own privilege as a white person in Puerto Rico.
Guillotines, Illusionism and Protest in Contemporary Puerto Rico
Going beyond symbolism, we need to be inspired by the times during which the Puerto Rican independence movement organized in favor of specific causes with explicit demands.