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.
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?