Cultura, Comida y Comunidad en Jalisco, Guadalajara

Every fall, the monarch butterfly takes a long journey from North America to Mexico. They help paint the cities orange alongside their beautiful Marigold cousins which symbolize the brevity of life. They are the national symbol of Dia de Muertos. Jalisco, Guadalajara (GDL) is the city I found myself in at the beginning of November….

Elliott Erwitt vs. Tyler Mitchell: Capturing Humanity and Blackness

On July 15th, I had the opportunity to visit the Museo Diocesano Carlo Maria Martini in Milano, Italy. I was immediately drawn to the famous photo captured by the photographer Elliott Erwitt, that depicted a young child on the back of a bicycle looking back with two baguettes fastened to the seat. As I trotted…

Pitfalls & Eclipses

It’s hard to believe that I’m sitting here listening to a white woman sing about her emotions. That goes against almost everything I stand for but – that woman happens to be Fiona Apple. It’s hard to hate her. Even when I’m the exact opposite of her and her vulnerability is accepted upon first glance-…