Stories of the Diaspora

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 [...]

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 [...]


July 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Written by: Nadia Issa   This is a collection on my experiences of being Dominican, Lebanese, and reclaiming my Blackness, with all if its complexities through short [...]

A Strange Land

July 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

Written by: Amaris Castillo   Damaris Castillo was 14 when she arrived in New York City. “I found everything strange, ugly,” she recalls. “There were a lot of [...]


July 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Written by: Silvia Angulo   Tomorrow, after yesterday I am Latin- Dominican woman in America. Singing a Reggaeton laden lullaby   And it sounds like:   -rent [...]

Al ser el guión

July 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Escrito por: Rosemary Ferreira Crecí en las fronteras. No, no la gran frontera mexicano-americana del suroeste. Aunque esa frontera es tan importante como la mía, mis [...]

You Plan To Stay

July 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Written by: Janet Arelis Quezada   The line is always longer when it separates you from your loved ones.  The longer you’ve been away from them—the more painfully [...]

My Father’s Game and Journey

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Written By: Jhensen Ortiz           In my experience, I have never fully understood my father’s emotional uncertainties and struggle to become an individual as a [...]

The Story Of Our Arrival In 1972

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By: Carmen Luisa Burgos Bautista In 1969, my father Luis Jose Herrera Burgos traveled to the United States for the first time to seek work and make a better life for his [...]
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