Evicting the senate
The following videos were produced for HB2004, a 2017 Oregon bill to remove the statewide ban on rent control and end no-cause evictions. The video was used by Stable Homes for Oregon Families, a coalition of organizations spearheaded by the Community Alliance of Tenants.
Who is killing the women of Juarez? What happened to the leftist poet of Guatemala? What killed la Mummia Juanita? Follow my latest piece for Mitú to learn about the strangest unsolved mysteries in Latin America.
This story appears exclusively in Puntos De Fuga/Vanishing Points, a bilingual collection of works by Salvadoran writers and creators. Buy a copy here.
This collection of vignettes set in the afterlife make up a speculative memoir of my divorce and emigration from the United States. Buy a copy here.
In an era where protests as we established them are being made illegal, and political unrest is threatened by tyranical despots, what do we imagine we will do next?
I sit down and talk ghosts, mangos, and politics with Sandra Cisneros, author of 1984 classic, The House on Mango Street.
Wanting to be seen or acknowledged might take a backseat to being safe for women living in a surveillance state.
QDoc – Portland’s Queer Documentary Film Festival – is gearing up to return to the Hollywood Theatre in a matter of weeks. The festival is the only one of its kind in the country devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries, and this year it has announced eleven programs as part of its 10th-anniversary lineup.
From Fall 2014 to Fall 2016, LSGS published Arrob@, an online forum where each month an artist, scholar, activist, or public intellectual served as a Virtual Resident Blogger and provided insight on Latino/a-relevent topics. The invited contributors considered the life stories, the visual media, the events, and the contradictory moments that discursively make up and represent U.S. Latino and Latina populations. Affiliated bloggers became one of the field's most trusted and valuable sources in the critical curation, linking, and the debunking of the symbolic power of the social constructions organizing the meanings of Latino and Latina. I was honored to have the Arrob@ Virtual Resident Blogger and Poet for the month of February, 2016.
As Portland prepares for its 10th year of celebrating QDoc – Portland’s Queer Documentary Film Festival – one film is set to spotlight the intersecting lives of LGBTQ Cubans and how Fidel Castro’s niece, activist Mariela Castro, has changed the country and laid the foundation for acceptance and understanding on the island.
White women go through dangerous lengths to punish and control women of color and how we vote – even when we are to the left of them.
Some say it's better to be in the belly of the beast than at its jaws.
One of my earliest published works, this piece follows the life of an abused teenager being kicked out of summer school after succumbing to the joyful misbehavior of her white neighbor and foil, Jessica.