On a Journey to Morocco

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Morocco I applied for Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Grant (link) with the aspiration to visit the Spain/Morocco border as a fronteriza (border woman) from the U.S./Mexico. What social dynamics does Spain/Morocco share to that of US/Mexico in regards to … Continue reading

The Cross Border Project

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  Lucia Miranda and The Cross Border Project The following blog is dedicated to the Cross Border Project in Madrid, Spain as a reflection of this experience. Lucia and I met in 2009 as graduate students at NYU, sharing friendship … Continue reading

One Journey 2013 leads me to 2014

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One Journey 2013 leads me to 2014! Stepping into my third year of working on my one-woman play originally entitled One Journey: Stitching Stories Across the Mexican “American” Border, I felt that 2013 had to be my “all or nothing” … Continue reading

2012 Highlights

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Greetings everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying these last few days of the year. It’s been a big year of epic international and personal events! Here is a recap of my personal highlights and accomplishments. I give thanks to all … Continue reading

Así Te Quiero

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Así te quiero   I’ve loved you for lifetimes that echo in my heart   Unconditionally and infinitely I’ve loved you in grinding times rough mornings and Sunday evenings   Así te quiero   Like sunshine after a hard winter … Continue reading