How Gentrification Mirrors Segregation

Change is shoring up to Miami but it’s disguising itself as flourishing development whilst doing it at the expense of the minorities who’ve built the city. This change has rippled through several metropolitan hubs but has never sailed to the south. This is gentrification-- and it’s leaving a bitter taste in Miami’s mouth. Condos have… Continue reading How Gentrification Mirrors Segregation

Catholic School, Anti-Abortion Indoctrination, and National Politics

For over ten years, my life was paralyzed with an education that focused on the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Every morning, we sang the pledge of allegiance and then shifted our right hand from our heart to our forehead, chest, and shoulders. In fifth grade, I was threatened with suspension when I wrote… Continue reading Catholic School, Anti-Abortion Indoctrination, and National Politics

The Decline of American Democracy in The Face of Furloughed Federal Workers

Today marks the beginning of the second month to the longest government shutdown in American history. The standstill hinges on President Donald Trump’s most prominent campaign promise. A $5.7 billion dollar and two-thousand miles long border wall dividing the United States and Mexico. House Democrats, accompanied by a few Republicans, refused to approve billions for… Continue reading The Decline of American Democracy in The Face of Furloughed Federal Workers

The Pain After Partisan Victory

  With four degrees from top universities in the country, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University of Medicine. Now, Dr. Ford has become a hero to many and a liar to others, after bringing forth her accusations against now Supreme… Continue reading The Pain After Partisan Victory

Finding the American Dream in an American Prison

With over 25 thousand homicides alone in 1998, I was born into one of the murder capitals of the world: Colombia. According to the Department of Homeland Security, over 40 thousand Colombians immigrated to the United States between 1990 to 1999. These figures include only immigrants who obtained legal permanent status; the numbers are estimated… Continue reading Finding the American Dream in an American Prison

Progressive Settings With Regressive Ignorance

I was the only Latina at my summer internship on Wall Street at a political and communications consulting agency known for electing New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio. After the 2016 election, the firm expanded beyond comprehension—clients constantly poured in with a focus on re-instilling progressive and liberal values such as immigration and criminal… Continue reading Progressive Settings With Regressive Ignorance