Nancy is my “Twinner”- we were both forced back to Mexico on September, 2009. She was sent back on September 1st, 4 days before I was to set foot on Mexican soil. It’s funny (in a sad kind of way) to think that we weren’t even that far from each other- she was in Tijuana… Continue reading 6 years down…
“My activism is informed by my belief in Christ…” Jill’s voice trails off, and I think about that. Me too, I want to say. And it’s true. It wasn’t a Moses-and-the-burning-bush moment that brought me to what I feel my life calling is; it was violent and quiet all at once. It was Homeland Security and… Continue reading A Long and Exhaustive List of Grievances
This is a question I get so much that it’s right up there with ‘Make a Blues Clues/ Eiffel 65 reference after hearing my name’ also known as The Used & Abused pile. I get it. A lot. It becomes even funnier to me after a few minutes because I realize that some of these… Continue reading “But You Don’t Look Like an Undocumented Immigrant”
Do you know the process to getting your license? I mean, the real process. Not just what you do- which is go to the DMV office, get hecka frustrated, stand in line, possibly take a driving test, take the least flattering picture of you in existence possible…we could go on for a while with what… Continue reading “Why Don’t You Just Apply for A Green Card?”
If my mother were Catholic I’m sure she’d have St. Anthony on his head- anything to help. Sometimes I feel that she views it as a personal failing; the equation in my mom’s head goes something like this: Azul is Awesome Awesome = Husband Azul should have a husband And then I don’t and she… Continue reading “So, Why Don’t You Just Get Married?”
Oh man, can we talk about how many of these have been said to me? Some of you reading this here wee little blog may have said it in the past. It’s nothing to be ashamed of (mostly), but some of the point of the entire ‘Stuff [insert type of person here] people say’… Continue reading I’ve never thought of that or Everyone and their mom has already suggested it, but thanks anyway.