Featured Blog Post on Hastac!
I wrote a blog post for the @HASTAC #ProgressivePedagogyGroup on #teaching with compassion during the Covid-19 global health crisis. Essentially I wrote from my dual position as an instructor and a PhD student. Find it here.
My Cuba Visit
I visited Cuba this past summer in July. The beginning of this trip began with a sort of impossibility- an Americana sailing off to the island that had been closed off to Americans for decades. Before Obama’s presidency ended, he lifted the embargo on Cuba and gave me the opportunity of a lifetime… until the…
New Poem Published in the Acentos Review
My poem “Feminist Becomings” was published in the November issue of the Acentos review. Read it by clicking here!
A Reflection on Michelle Cliff’s Work
I recently came across Michelle Cliff’s work because I am composing my doctoral exam fields and was advised to add Michelle Cliff’s texts to my reading lists. Although, I haven’t read much of her work, her collection, The Land of Look Behind, profoundly impacted my scholarship and my academic and creative thought. In her preface-…
A plate filled with rice and beans satiated my hunger almost every day without fail. I depended on those rice and beans. Thick gravy drowns the rice, spoonfuls by the minute. Even on our brokest years, we could always rely on a pot of arroz y habichuelas. Sometimes accompanied with a fried egg or plantains…
She lied awake at night waiting for her eldest daughter to come home from her late shift. She hated that job. She felt her daughter was capable of so much more. She didn’t want to push her too much because she was afraid she’d cause her to become depressed- her disenrollment last semester at the…
They say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, but what if what you have isn’t really gone? What if it’s just not so readily available? I remember when my brother moved to California this summer. He always said it was going to happen and I didn’t believe him. Maybe, it was that…