Last week Americans celebrated the Independence of the colonies who fought against an oppressive British Empire, and Puerto Ricans are deeply aware of the irony. Many of us don’t celebrate the 4th of July, because it represents everything historically we have fought for but have been criminalized for: a call for Liberty and representation. I… Continue reading Pageants, Political Corruption and all the fuckery of American Politics
What do you do when ten or twelve people on your street alone develop cancer, or when your kids are playing in the backyard but you don't know if the ash that's covered everything will give them cancer or respiratory disease. What do you do when the water you drink could contain heavy metals that… Continue reading Deadly toxic ash: The #AES Corporation in #PuertoRico and the inaction of the EPA/Government
Before you do anything else today, go to this website and get yourself these amazing comic books: https://www.la-borinquena.com/ As a female person of color, I rarely saw myself represented in the content I consumed growing up, and I definitely do not remember ever seeing a Superhero that ever looked like ME. This is why La… Continue reading A Symbol of Hope: Interview with Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, creator of Superhero La Borinquena
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To listen to the episode please follow this iTunes link or you can listen on Stitcker.com here. From the first time I heard her story and her idea of a children's book that captures the history of colonization in Puerto Rico, I was overwhelmed with bittersweet joy. I wished I had been able to read… Continue reading The Alphabet of Enchantment Island: An Interview with author Yajaira De La Espada on decolonizing child imaginations