Mi nombre es Brenda Giselle Guerra. Cuando pienso en mi nombre pienso en como ejemplifica mi identidad. Desde mi infancia en México y en el valle del sur de Texas, siempre he sentido que mi nombre es uno de esos aspectos que reiteran mi estado en nepantla. En ambos idiomas suena similar, pero evidentemente crea […]Read More My Name – Brenda Giselle Guerra (7)
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 […]Read More My Name – Katherine Pyles (6)
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 […]Read More My Name – Shelby Smith (4)
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 […]Read More My Name – reflections by Trinity University students: Israel Martín Rodríguez-Zapata (1)
As with so many other passions and hobbies, you cannot explain where they are coming from as long as you do not simply inherit them from your family. For this reason, I have no idea where my lifelong interest in Spanish speaking countries, cultures and people has come from. Fact is, my soft spot for […]Read More GuestBlog: My personal journey to ChicanX Studies by Sarah Jenischewski
For many people in Latinx communities in the US, bi- or multilingualism is a part of everyday life. Simply put, Spanglish is a dynamic form of language made up of a conglomeration of Spanish and English dialects. And yet, to some, this is a threat to an ‘American’ culture that historically, and to this day, denies […]Read More Spanglish as Resistance: Undoing Transatlantic Colonialism
In the 2016 General Election, fully 18 per cent of Latinos voted for Donald J. Trump, a candidate who suggested that being of Mexican heritage impairs the execution of professional responsibilities. For almost 1 in 5 Latinos, Trump’s hostility to those of Mexican heritage, in itself, did not motivate them to vote for the opposing […]Read More A Look Back at Education and Activism in AZ by Michael O’Donnell
This month has been busy for the SALSA Collective as Co-Jefas Becky & Eilidh have been conferencing, sharing their work on Latinidad and meeting those with similar interests both in the U.S. and in the UK. Stateside we started our tour at Temple University’s annual History Postgraduate Conference, the James A. Barnes Conference, in Philadelphia. […]Read More The SALSA Collective Hits Philly!