Op-eds, columns and personal essays.

Latino Pride and Children

Latino Pride & Children

When my daughter was born, I was surprised by the overwhelming—fierce, even!—desire I suddenly felt to raise her in the same manner that I was: immersed in nuestra cultura and filled with Latino pride. As someone who had drifted into a very…

Honoring Mami: A Daughter's 9/11 Remembrance

Editor’s Note: At 10 years of age, Caitlin Antigua lost her mother, Lorraine, on September 11, 2001. Lorraine worked on the 109th Floor of the North Tower for Cantor Fitzgerald, the bond brokerage firm that lost 658 employees in the World…

A Proud Latina: This is What I Am

It was a four-letter word I had never before heard. But when the kids from down the street hurled it at me with all the fury and filth of a spitball, I immediately knew it was bad. Even in elementary school, I could sense all the ugliness…

The New Latina Blogger World

They are feministas and fashionistas, multicultural mamis and political pundits, cake-decorators and coupon-clippers. They are the rising ranks of Latina bloggers. And their voices are changing the digital landscape, offering an inside…

One Year Later: A Chilean Miner's Wife Remembers

Editor’s Note: Elvira Valdivia is a mother of two, and wife of Mario Sepúlveda, one of 33 Chilean miners that began a harrowing 69 day underground ordeal starting on August 5th, 2010. Her husband was the second to emerge from the mine,…