Stories of the Diaspora

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 [...]

Si, Soy Negro: A Documentary Series

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Written by: Michael Santiago Si, Soy Negro is part of a documentary-based series of short films where questions relating to identity are asked to several different [...]
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