That’ll teach her not to mess with men

*This was originally posted on my other blog.* "That's what she gets," one of the boys said in between laughs. "Pa' que aprenda que no se tiene que meter con los hombres." That'll teach her not to mess with men. I was taught to think that boys were tougher, rougher, stronger, and meaner than girls. … Continue reading That’ll teach her not to mess with men

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Standing up for myself

*This was originally posted on my other blog.* I walked into my classroom, the way I always did, without paying too much attention to my surroundings. My friends and I fanned out and headed towards our assigned seats. The desks were usually pushed together in groups of four or six. Our seating chart had been … Continue reading Standing up for myself

Walking

*This story is published on page 17 of the East Palo Alto Today newspaper! Check it out by clicking here. My mom didn't learn to drive when she was 16 years old, like most people in the United States. She learned to drive well after she had had three children. Even if she had known how … Continue reading Walking