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

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

Religious Freedom and Expression are Collegiate Staples

A decade of my life was encroached by attending a Catholic school, and it took nearly a decade to realize that Catholic teachings have only ignited a pseudo-faith. I never truly believed in the Father, Son nor the Holy Spirit; I believed in a higher power, but none of the aforementioned. I was afraid that… Continue reading Religious Freedom and Expression are Collegiate Staples