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"We just are who we are": Teach a Puerto Rican story of identity

Posted on September 28, 2021

Two street signs in Puerto Rico: "Paseo De La Princesa" & "No Entre." By Gabriela Maldonado (cropped.) License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Set among Puerto Rican teens dealing with gender identity and sexual confusion, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro's short story "Bruises" offers an unflinching, yet deeply sympathetic, look at growing up Latinx. As an added bonus that makes the story especially relevant to Hispanic Heritage Month, Lawrence Schimel's translation preserves some of the original Spanish. 

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Growing Up & Coming Out: 13 Global Stories

Posted on September 20, 2021

What's it like to come out as a lesbian in Equatorial Guinea? To be a Brazilian teen with body issues, suddenly sharing a room with a former best friend / current giant crush? To meet your brother's husband in Japan? 

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What's a "Carnival Life"?

Posted on September 06, 2021

Guadeloupe winter carnival, Pointe-à-Pitre parade. A woman performer in a traditional carnival head-dress. By Mstyslav Chernov. (CC by 3.0 license.)

Four days when they'd show the world that even though life had left them by the wayside, they hadn't been beaten yet . . .

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