When I was growing up in California, I often felt disconnected from my extended family in Mexico. The language barrier was enough of a challenge, but the distance I felt was also the result of the drastic differences in our everyday experiences. The obstacles I encountered as a young woman in the...Read more
When you travel in a country where the language spoken is not your native tongue, you learn many words and phrases as a matter of necessity: “Please,” “thank you,” and “what time is it?” top the list. Then, there are the more interesting words and sayings—the ones you absorb through conversations...Read more
When you travel in a country where the language spoken is not your native tongue, you learn many words and phrases as a matter of necessity: “Please,” “thank you,” and “what time is it?” top the list. Then, there are the more interesting words and sayings—the ones you absorb through conversations...Read more
This weekend, revelers throughout New York—and the country— will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, but rather a commemoration of Mexico’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is also a celebration...Read more
This weekend, revelers throughout New York—and the country— will celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, but rather a commemoration of Mexico’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is also a celebration...Read more