Latinos are some OG’s when it comes to sustainability. Opening the metal galleta container only to find sewing needles, threads, and buttons. Lentejas o frijoles in the butter container. Resourceful repurposing.
Walking through the streets of Tunisia no one looked at me weird, like a tourist or like I didn’t belong. Instead, I looked just like them. I was from here, after all. I am Tunisian. Well, that confidence in belonging soon wavered.
Where is home, after all?
Let me introduce you all to my “little” brother, Bill. I say “little” because he is six feet tall and he hasn’t been smaller than me since he was 13 years old. Alas, I am older and obviously wiser than him, that’s why I knew I needed to expose him to the world. My brotherRead the Post
Stereotypically, when people think of an Arab, or better yet Muslim woman – the first misconceptions are that she has no rights and little choice in her life. In Tunisia, most of these misconceptions are false. That’s right, Tunisian women are viewed, by law, as equal to men. However, there are two types of laws in Tunisia.Read the Post
Hello Hola Aslema I am writing to you from the motherland, Mama Africa. It has been a week since I’ve returned home, that is, the land where I was born. I left Tunisia as a baby and it took 27 years for me to be able to return. Yet when I arrived, this land didn’tRead the Post
I have always been a cultural enigma. No one ever knew where I was “from,” or the more popular question, “what are you?”. Because “human being” is never an acceptable answer.
No Colombia is not all about cocaine, guerrillas, and Pablo Escobar! It’s common misconceptions like these which often prevent, if not deter tourism to Colombia. While in the 80’s, yes Colombia was plagued with drug and guerrilla warfare. Conditions which made life dangerously impossible. With the rise of drug bosses like Pablo Escobar or GriseldaRead the Post
Ten years ago, I should have been dead. I tried not once, not twice, I tried more times than I️ care to remember. Since I was about 8 years old I remember having symptoms of depression and feelings of despair. In Latino households, mental health is not openly talked about. The general consensus is se te vaRead the Post