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I posted this up on Medium this morning about a political meeting I went to last night. I’m kind of going to lay off going to political meetings for awhile.

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They Recorded the Words but They Can’t Hear Them

I was at a board meeting when I heard the principal of the local high school talk up his experience in leadership. Most of his sentences were punctuated with the words, “when I got my doctorate” or “ I worked … Continue reading

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On Being THE ONLY LATINA on a Rural College Campus

To be honest, I didn’t move up to Plumas County thinking I was going to be the only Latina/o teaching on a rural college campus. It didn’t occur to me that there would be a shortage of us on campus … Continue reading

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My Literary Los Angeles

I’m on a northbound San Joaquin train heading up the Central Valley back to Chico with my son. We’ve been in Los Angeles (& North Orange County) since Monday night. And I’m sitting here on this train looking out the … Continue reading

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The Women are Right Here

File this under things I didn’t think would still be an issue when I hit my forties… This morning I was reading about how it’s 2015 and theater companies across the United States are announcing their seasons of plays and … Continue reading

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Every Day Racism and Missing My Grandfather

It was a week ago that a colleague irked me to the extent that I just couldn’t keep it in any longer. She already has a reputation of not getting it, of trying to hard, and having a super extra … Continue reading

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