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!

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.