Tag: Latinx

Why I find community in other countries when I’m away from home for the holidays

It’s a dreadful 93-degrees here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. For now, this is home—at least for a month. As the daughter of a South American immigrant, home has always been a strange, diffuse concept for me. I’m a full-time traveler, and home is typically where I happen to be with my 70L backpack; my turtle […]

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Artist Kat Fajardo celebrates her Latinx identity through indie comics

When people think comics, they often think Superman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman, even. But comics aren’t always about superheroes. For Kat Fajardo, a Colombian-Honduran indie comics creator based in New York, Marvel and D.C. never really resonated. She didn’t see much of herself in their characters or storylines, so when she began making comics, she set out […]

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Trump’s using racist Supreme Court precedent to justify neglecting Puerto Rico

A man walks in front of refrigerated shipping containers containing unclaimed bodies parked in an open parking lot next to the Puerto Rico Forensic Institute in San Juan, on June 11, 2018. Pretty much all of the most racist Supreme Court precedent I’m familiar with that’s still law—key modifier being “still”—concerns Puerto Rico. There’s the […]

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