Beneath The Stairs

Featured Artwork: Adrian Delgado We used to rent out the basement in my house. There, through the golden columns and bronze pyramids of despair and dreams they strode in. The pearl painted chippings of lands that once were laid at their feet. Underneath their soles were eternities of ancestors waiting for their return. They carried…

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A Paradelle: La Catrina Comes Tonight

Featured Image: Tim Tadder and Krisztianna The night sways again, placing me to sleep The night sways again, placing me to sleep Kingdom comes, my soul to save Kingdom comes, my soul to save My soul, the night sways again. Sleep comes placing me to save the kingdom.   As I rest my head on…

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Daniela Andrade: Reclaiming Identity Through Music

“Blue and white colors burn / Right through my eyes” are the lyrics of Canadian Hondureña Daniela Andrade’s single “Gallo Pinto” from her EP Tamale that poetically, and with pride, invoke the colors of the flag of her motherland and roots that tie her to her Latin American identity. Andrade first began her musical career…

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Latinx Liminality

Featured Illustration: Manuela Alejandra Guillén This brown skin is all I have ever known and kept close The only place I have ever been that is both home and unknown The one that blushes and bruises And comforts and rouges And bleeds, oh it bleeds This brown skin that starts fires and washes away the…

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Reflections On My Way Home

Featured Image: Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures, 1960s to Now I ride the metro and it rides me. I clutch the sign and it clutches me. I wonder if it feels the words that emotions cannot describe? I feel them too. Perhaps that is why we clutch each other.   I cannot decide which…

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