‘Cosiendo’ as an Act of Love and Justice

‘Cosiendo’ as an Act of Love and Justice

Chukka chukka chukka. The sound of Abuela’s olive green sewing machine — the small needle punching through fabric — was a lullaby for me growing up. She’d maneuver the fabric like a prayer — with and without a machine in front of her. I’d often spend hours with my...
What Should We Call Ourselves?

What Should We Call Ourselves?

Mariachi music, Spanish language music and the Spanish channels playing on my abuelita’s TV were how I connected to a culture and language that I only knew about from my parents’ memories. Sure, it was common in Texas with Tejano radio stations, but to know that...