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Transforming the Negative to Positive

When I feel the burning sting of a racist remark, I remind myself that it is just an ignorant bark… When I see thick polluting smog taking over the horizon, I close my eyes and imagine the beauty of a rainbow glistening under the sun… When I hear police & ambulance sirens at odd hours […]

P.E.A.C.E. Fits Debuts at MAGIC Market Week

Recently, I had the exclusive opportunity to interview Joana Cruz, Operations Manager for P.E.A.C.E. Fits – a first time exhibiter at MAGIC. Read on to learn more about this eco-conscious SF Bay Area based company and the diverse people & talent represented at MAGIC Market Week. 1) Can you sum up for us what the […]

Intersections & Crossroads

How can I paint a picture with words so that its’ essence will remain tattooed in your soul? See, it’s not that simple in this world of intersections & crossroads where each human being represents a million different possibilities depending on their mentality on that day, at that hour or second . . . and […]

What is Culture?

Our ethnic identity and culture may overlap but they are not interchangeable. There are obvious and non-obvious things that make up our cultural identity. A nice visual that helps explain this concept is an iceberg. Although you can see the tip of an iceberg, as you can see a person’s skin color, you can not […]

At-Risk Soul

My soul senses collective emotional landscapes sifting through centuries of consequences caused by colonization and slavery the complex levels of trauma and healing are dizzying the struggle seems stifling sometimes… but thinking of  the next generations gives me fuel to survive & fight on and I push myself, to remind myself: it’s all about balance! […]

La Raza: A Culture Born Out of a Mixed Nation

My own journey in regards to understanding our mixed nation society began when as a young girl, I was often confused by why certain Latinos looked as if they were European with their blonde hair and light eyes while others, with kinky, curly hair and dark skin tones, looked as if they were of African […]

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