Entries by Carrie Ferguson Weir


Dreaming in Spanish & Speaking in English

The words tumbled out fast, no halting. No searching my brain for the right word. No Spanglish. Just rapido, rapido, pan, pan, pan, palabras, palabras, palabras. In my dream I was in full-on Spanish conversation with a Colombian co-worker. It was vivid. Yet now, a few weeks later I cannot recall what I was saying to […]


Living Latina in the South

Half of my genetics are non-Latino and, while I grew up in Miami, I spent part of my childhood with fair-haired half-siblings in a rural Midwestern town where my Cuban-ness was a curiosity. In college, too, I was in the minority. On an Illinois campus of 25,000, I knew only one other Latino—a half-Cuban, half-Polish […]