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The Machismo Mourns (Too)
By Limhi "Lee" Vela, 05/11/2021

Even though I now call Minnesota home, I am originally from southern Texas in the Rio Grande Valley region right by the Mexico/US border. This area is rich with traditions, folklore, and beliefs that may…

Being Mortal and Immortal
By Tabatha Robinson, 05/06/2021

In my Caribbean culture, it is the women who tend to the dying. For us, it is a duty of care, a grooming to provide emotional support that exists nearly exclusively in the realm of…

Ahead of All Parting
By Elizabeth Johnson, 04/16/2021

My son’s time in utero was healthy and thrilling. Everything inside me was oriented towards a future where I would be his fearless mother, dedicated to loving him, and watching him grow into a mature…