• 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, […]

  • Colombia
  • Ajá Quiubo: De Nuevo en Bogotá.

    “Ajá quiubo” is a coloquial term in Colombia for saying “Hey, what’s up?”. Ajá, comes from the coastal region of Colombia to mean: “yes”, and used as a feeling of acknowledgement/recognition, while also not really meaning or saying anything at all. Quiubo, comes from “que hubo” (what happened) and has been shortened and simplified to: […]

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  • #Niunamás #Niunamenos: Colombia facing a shift in social inequalities?

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    Recently, the world has felt the impact of some really terrible and tragic obstacles; particularly in both my countries, the US and Colombia. While the rhetoric of super alt-right groups in America are fostering fear and socially destructive setback, bombs are being dropped on hospitals in Aleppo. While Native American’s are fiercely uniting across The Great […]

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  • Mexican Food in Bogota: La Verdad!

    Okay so let’s take a break from talking about parties and let’s talk about FOOD: Mexican food (in Bogota)! One of the things I grew up hearing way too often was “You must love spicy food! You’re Colombian!” or “Ugh I can’t wait to eat a million burritos when I come visit you!” (1. Colombian’s […]