My Name – Katherine Pyles (6)

Mi madre creía que ella estaba sienda con mi nombre- que no otro persona en el año ’98 estaba llamada su bebe Katherine. Creo que esto demuestre tan solitaria como esposa militar. Se suponía que yo iba a ser un hijo, Adam Prescott, pero yo nací una hija en el momento final, como yo cambié […]

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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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REMINDER: MexUK2015 workshop on gender and mexicanidad

Hijas/os de la Malinche?: Disruptions and discussions on gender and mexicanidad Friday 13th November 2015 UCL-Institute of the Americas, London, UK The aim of this one-day workshop is to raise awareness within the UK of the diverse ways in which gender is lived, experienced and understood by Mexicans.  In doing so, the event contributes to the educational and cultural goals of […]

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The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion

“The rebozo reflects the intersection of native culture, the colonial era, and contemporary and political life in Mexico.” –FTM  ‘Made in Mexico’ Exhibit Last week, the SALSA crew headed to London to check out the #MadeInMexico exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. The exhibition revolves around the rebozo, a type of Mexican shawl, and its […]

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