On having a Mexican boyfriend

I’ve wanted to talk about what being in a cross-cultural relationship is like for a long time, but the topic is something I seem to learn more about and/or change my opinion about a lot. However, my relationship has been so valuable and helpful to all parts of my life that I really want to…

On becoming a runner

For the past 11 years, I’ve had a mental block against running. It all started in 8th grade, when my basketball coach thought it would be a good idea for us to run cross-country to get in shape for the upcoming season. I agreed to do it, but hardly ever trained. Like maybe I went…

Americans, please stop stereotyping Mexicans

Before I begin, stereotyping and making generalizations are things probably most humans do, regardless of their nationality. But I am sick and tired of hearing misinformed, or just plain ignorant, Americans, no matter how well-meaning they may be, make generalizations about Mexicans. Yes, it is unfortunate that there are Mexicans living and working illegally in…

Life Lately, in Photos

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: I went with Carlos’ mom to a retreat during Lent at a monastery with a beautiful garden. Sometimes I help Carlos at his photo shoots. I teach English 2 mornings a week to my friend Pau, and we’ve been having class in her backyard because the weather is…