Stories From El Salvador: Karla

I never realized until I went to El Salvador for the first time what pedir de fiado was. It was like a mix of asking for a favor, a credit, and sometimes a paying it forward sort of thing.

  • Feb 15, 2019
  • 3:50 pm

Stories From El Salvador: Roque

Mi Abuelo Tanes
un corazón de campesino
pero de hierro.

  • Feb 8, 2019
  • 4:03 pm

Creative Writing Program Needs More Latinos

Policy change is the tip of the pyramid, and our Community’s Cultural Capital is the base.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 2:51 pm

Stories From El Salvador: Kevin Peña

The homeland knows pain/it knows anger/and frustration/and hunger

  • Jan 28, 2019
  • 11:24 am

Mind-Altering Prose: ‘Somos Librotraficantes’

I became a kingpin of contraband prose.

  • Dec 19, 2018
  • 10:21 am

The Era of Cultural Accelerators

The time is now.

  • Dec 6, 2018
  • 4:01 pm

Do Salvadoran Americans Have Their Own Voice? On the Invisibility and Erasure of Central American Literature

Books that include diverse characters and reflect the lives of these kids can get them reading and give them a sense of belonging, in school and in society at large.

  • Nov 26, 2018
  • 12:18 pm

‘Walls Work:’ Says Not My President (A POEM)

Spewing lies and policies/Backed by white supremacy 

  • Nov 26, 2018
  • 11:22 am

Elizabeth Acevedo Wins National Book Award for Young People’s Literature With Debut Novel ‘The Poet X’

This is a tremendous win for the AfroLatinas and Dominicanas everywhere who found themselves in the story of young Xiomara.

  • Nov 15, 2018
  • 4:00 pm

Stories From El Salvador: I Am THAT Salvadoran

Who doesn’t like pupusas, who doesn’t dance cumbias, who refused to have a quinceañera because I always disliked dresses and pink shit.

  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 11:36 am

Stories From El Salvador: My Mother

I’ve never understood my mother’s paranoia when she hears certain words.

  • Oct 24, 2018
  • 9:32 am

To All Who Teach, How Do We Educate in the Midst of So Much Hate? (POEM)

Will we unpack lies/that stigmatize, criminalize and dehumanize

  • Aug 8, 2018
  • 11:47 am

American Generosity? (A POEM)

Don’t sell us your mythology/Call it what it is

  • Jul 13, 2018
  • 9:51 am

Reflections From a LA Weekend Protest About Immigrant Families: A Poem

Radical activists/Speaking truths

  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 11:10 am

A Poem on Family Separation and Detention

Don’t you hear the cries?

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 10:21 am

Open Letter Written by 26 Women Academics About Junot Díaz Says Media and Tweets Are to Blame

“The resulting characterization of Díaz as a dangerous and aggressive sexual predator from whom all women must be protected reinforces racist stereotypes that cast Blacks and Latinxs as having an animalistic sexual ‘nature.'”

  • May 14, 2018
  • 4:32 pm

Junot Díaz’s Mask: This Is How He Lost It

The award-winning author, recognizing his protected status, based his career and existence on misogyny, to the point that he could no longer differentiate the sexism portrayed in his fiction from his real life mistreatment of women—particularly women of color.

  • May 10, 2018
  • 9:11 am

Junot Díaz Lays Out Some Serious Truth About Representation in New NPR Interview

“We are not the stories that people who are full of hate tell about us”

  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 11:39 am

Cruising With Nayto (A SHORT STORY)

I have always been nervous about visiting my old neighborhood.

  • Mar 20, 2018
  • 1:59 pm

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico: 20 Years Later

¡Viva México! ¡Viva Irlanda!

  • Mar 16, 2018
  • 9:18 am