On a Journey to the border of Fnideq/Ceuta

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Fnideq/Ceuta Border Crossing The first time I crossed the border from Fnideq (Morocco) to Ceuta (Spain), I went empty handed, carrying only my passport and phone with the intention of observing and living the experience before attempting to document anything. … Continue reading

On a Journey to Morocco

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Morocco I applied for Jerome Foundation’s Travel and Study Grant 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 violence, … 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