I believe in storytelling as a way to make sense of what we have lived and experienced. While my research is shaped by what I dream the future to be, I use creative writing to reflect on the past that shaped those dreams – the moments of hurt, of growth, of finding the spaces to exist in multifaceted splendor.
Teaching about binary sexes inadvertently creates boxes for our students and ourselves.
A food anthropologist looks back at a middle school program that helped her students celebrate the wide range of tamales across the Latinx food diaspora. As school leaders are deciding, how, when, or if to re-open, programs like these are on hold for now, but hopefully not forever.
For us, food became a message of resistance, a way for us to take care of one another, and to empower one another to keep fighting in a world that wants us to quit.