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.
Policy change is the tip of the pyramid, and our Community’s Cultural Capital is the base.
The homeland knows pain/it knows anger/and frustration/and hunger
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.
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.
Who doesn’t like pupusas, who doesn’t dance cumbias, who refused to have a quinceañera because I always disliked dresses and pink shit.
I’ve never understood my mother’s paranoia when she hears certain words.
Will we unpack lies/that stigmatize, criminalize and dehumanize
Radical activists/Speaking truths
“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.'”
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.
“We are not the stories that people who are full of hate tell about us”