Trump’s Win: A Loss for Survivors

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault & Abuse I created this video in the hopes of sharing a few of the many ways in which the Trump presidency negatively impacts survivors of sexual trauma. Please watch and share as it is imperative to protect and care for those who have already lacked the protection they rightfully deserve….

Vote Amanda Agustin 4 Student of Color Representative!

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Agustin and I’m running to be USF’s next Student of Color Representative. You can vote RIGHT HERE starting April 17 at 10 am until April 21 at 5 pm. As students of color in higher education, our experience at USF is not homogeneous. This is what I hope to highlight in…

#LaGenteUnida

You’ve probably heard about Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Oscar Grant, and most recently Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. But they’re not the only people of color killed by the police in recent weeks. In the same week that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were killed by police, so were Latinos Pedro Villanueva, 19,…

Am I Getting Darker?

As a brown skinned girl, my summers were once filled with self-deprivation…   Listen to my story on colorism ,featured on KQED, here!

Not Your Learning Tool

This is a shorter, (in my opinion) punchier version of my “Not Your Queer Ambassador” commentary but give it a listen! It was originally aired on KCBS and has a bit of a different tone to it. Listen here!

My Mami’s Translator

  “My mom learned she wasn’t “American” enough — every time someone shot a snarky comment about her broken English…” Listen to my commentary about what it means to be my mother’s translator, originally aired on KCBS!

Pride: What are we proud of again?

It’s that time of year again. Happy Pride week, folks. All around the country, cities are breaking out their rainbow flags and preparing to honor the LGBTQIAA community with their brightly colored parade floats and police sanctioned partying. Here in San Francisco, home of The Castro, we host the largest pride festival in the country….

Not Your Queer Ambassador

I’m out and I’m proud, but that isn’t an open invitation to your questions. Check out my first published commentary, originally aired on NPR! Click here.  

Against All Odds

Youth is imagined, by both adults and youth themselves, as a time filled with rallies, crazy nights, and a rushing feeling of immortality that fuels it all. Being in high school is our time to be carefree, or at the very least only worrying about our grades and homework. But, for many like me, youth doesn’t…