I love that your experience was almost completely opposite of the last one I read about: the one set to an endless soundtrack of club bangers and champagne bottles popping. Mind you, both experiences are interesting and illuminating in their ways. It’s just fascinating to me that 2 “return” experiences could be so… Read more
Sounds like it was a magical time.
Thank you so much for posting excerpts from your journalistic (and personal) expedition; I’m always so surprised at the amount of culling done by many, many Americans when it comes to traveling and engaging with others outside of their own area codes. I also think that it’s rather important for people to see a genuine… Read more
I know exactly what you mean! I knew so many people growing up who never learned Spanish because their parents were second generation Mexican immigrants who felt strongly about their children assimilating. Not without good reason, of course, but we win some and we lose some in the melting pot... I always felt so… Read more
Much love to you, Marguerite! Thanks so much for sharing your story of coming into and owning your identity. ✊🏾
Your last paragraph gave me chills. Thank you so much for sharing. I am mixed (black and white) but grew up in a place with a large Mexican population and often get mistaken for Afro-latina. A part of me feels so connected to that culture, even though I don’t share it... There’s nothing like eating a homemade meal… Read more
blessings to you, and continued success!