• Colombia
  • Kiss On the Forehead

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    This piece was written as an exercise for my writing club, Bogota Writer’s Group last spring. The prompts were centered around different types of kisses. I was asked to write no more than 400 words about a “kiss on the forehead”. Around this time, I also experienced loss. 2 times in one month. One expected, […]

  • Culture
  • LA Files: Pan Dulce in East LA

    Pan Dulce* is a staple if you grow up in a Mexican-American household, or if you live in LA. They come in different shapes, sizes, and textures but in general, they are all covered in sugar and a symbol of your grandparents, cousins, heritage, sometimes church, and probably a Sunday morning with coffee at home. Everyone […]

  • Colombia
  • #MeToo

    This week, the hashtag #metoo prompted thousands of women (many of them your own friends, family, and classmates and co-workers) to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault, in order to put a visual understanding on the magnitude of this problem: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or […]

  • Culture
  • LA files: Angeleno Culture

      Angeleno culture is a number of subcultures working together • Angeleno culture is a freeway• Angeleno culture is a helicopter humming in the distance• Angeleno culture is 85 degrees in October• Angeleno culture is 2 tacos al pastor at 2am• Angeleno culture is the story of immigrants looking for a better life, told by […]