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 [...]

Stop Calling Him My Husband

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Written By: Jaynice Del Rosario I moved to the U.S. from the D.R. just before I turned three — a little outspoken kid who demanded only to be spoken to in Spanish and knew [...]

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 [...]

before they arrived

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Written By: Sydney Valerio before they arrived el zapatero y el barbero used to be part of people’s weekly routine I’d watch the regulars go into their shops from my [...]


February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

photo by: Bianca Garcia Chase I am a spitting image of my mother every step I take mirrors hers Where her left hand moves, my right hand follows each sound she makes, my [...]

Modern New Yorker – Visual Essay

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By: Naiomy Guerrero Photo by Naiomy Guerrero I felt fear, and did it anyway. Thankfully, Google Maps had taken us right up to the seaport. Born and bred in New York City and [...]

“Voy pa’lla…”

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Written By: Sydney Valerio  “Sancocho” la palabra that grants access to your heart’s ancestry and when it is made it involves the gathering of ingredients: y u c c a, [...]

Uncle Carlos’s Liberty Avenue

September 19, 2016 // 4 Comments

Written By: Stephany H. Mata I lived on Liberty Avenue where on good days, national presidential candidates paraded around like peacocks. Windmill-shaped palm trees lined the [...]

Lights off & Evictions Part I: Back in DR

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Written by: Genesis Aquino I knew the landlord would come up randomly to get us evicted. He was always violent, and threatening. He parked his car in a way that half of it [...]

IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By: Francheska Alcantara IS-PA-NO: The Cuaba Issue is an ongoing series that entails two-dimensional works, sculpture and performances with its main subject being the Hispano [...]
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