The beauty of being bicultural

A graduate student, who identified herself as a Black Latino woman, shares with the Lesley community a poem that she wrote when she was an adolescent. Nowadays, being bicultural may cause identity based struggles because of negative social interactions. However, this young girl talks proudly and funnily about acceptance and identity. Puerto Fakin’ Yo so…

“My life is no longer in my country of origin”

Editor’s note: Raising voices decided to publish this story as anonymous based on the uncertainty about the new immigration rules and in order to protect the student. My mother was a strong resilient woman who had to make many difficult decisions when it came to her two daughters, my sister and I. She knew there…