Culture and Identity

On becoming my grandmother

July 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

By: Franchesca Peña “Mama Laco is with the dead more than with the living,” says my aunt. We had come back to the house to find my grandmother was at yet another [...]

Body of Island

March 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

By: Silvia La Rote They almost killed the Taíno but Dominicans are pomegranates and fowls. “It’s funny this version of Spanish.” Mulattos are rotting, brown in rotting [...]

My Dominican Tongue

March 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

By: Dilcia Mercedes I have never heard a language quite like mine I’ve never heard a language carry Bachata rhythms, flow like Merengue, or swing like Salsa on my tongue [...]

Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

  I was raised in a home where whiteness was glorified; the Eurocentric ideologies that characterized my mother’s history trailed her across the expanse of an ocean [...]
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