My Name – Kristi Tilghman (5)

In early 2019, Eilidh spent a semester at Trinity as a Fulbright Royal Society of Edinburgh Visiting Scholar working with the inimitable Prof Norma Cantú. In our class ‘Latinx Cultural and Artistic Expressions’ we read and discussed Sandra Cisneros’ story ‘My Name’ from The House on Mango Street. Students reflected on the importance of names and […]

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My Name – Shelby Smith (4)

Today’s piece is by Shelby Smith.   Let My Name Speak for Itself My name is soft, quiet and unheard; no loud vowels to be spoken out of place, nothing that makes heads shake in disapproval. She sits in the corner, her hands in her lap, behaving and forgotten. She is too mild mannered to […]

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My Name – reflections by Trinity University students: Israel Martín Rodríguez-Zapata (1)

The SALSA Collective is delighted to share writing by students at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. In early 2019, Eilidh spent a semester at Trinity as a Fulbright Royal Society of Edinburgh Visiting Scholar working with the inimitable Prof Norma Cantú. In our class ‘Latinx Cultural and Artistic Expressions’ we read and discussed Sandra […]

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Día de los Muertos

Festivals, fiestas y celebraciones with a distinctly Latina/o feel are becoming more and more obvious in the United States as a large part of the population celebrate their heritage. One such fiesta has been happening this weekend – Día de los Muertos. Taking place over the weekend of 1st/2nd November, the Day of the Dead is […]

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