Young Latinas and U.S. immigration policies Karla Gutierrez and Paola Gonzalez, an 18 and 17-year-old from Animo Inglewood Charter High School, perform an original poem that gives a voice to the struggles immigrants have and continue to face in America. People’s stories humanize statistical figures. In this blog, I present a dialogue between […]
A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]
Image source: www.apa.org Three undocumented youth who arrived as young children share their stories of how they are fighting hard to achieve their piece of the American dream. Source: Undocumented Americans
This Immigrant Kid In Search Of American Dream Only Sleeps 3 Hours So He Can Work And Go To School (07/19/16) – we are mitú Image source: wearemitu.com from the video This is Gaspar Marcos. He’s 18 years old, grew up in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, and was orphaned at age 5. At age 12, he came […]
In-betweenness: Young Latinas and Identity Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes’ qualitative research suggest that for Latino women the stress involved in negotiating ethnic identity under a stigmatizing environments might be one of the ways in which living in a racialized society affects health outcomes. Focusing on young Latinas poetry, whether written or spoken found […]
Drawing from her co-authored book, “Becoming Bicultural,” guest speaker Dr. Martica Bacallao explores the individual and family dynamics and societal messages behind bicultural development and sheds light on the factors that lead to positive or negative consequences for immigrant youth.
This video explores the intersection of migration and mental health. I narrated it and did all the illustration/animation (I’m not a professional artist). References included in the last frame
Mercedez Holtry – “My Blood Is Beautiful” (IWPS 2014)