Clapback Season with Melania Luisa Marte’s “Mela”

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Its Clap back season and ” Mela” is here for it My mother calls me ‘mal habla’. Her Spanish tells me what I feel doesn’t have the right words. That I say the wrong things. A monster inside my mouth, that I speak in a crude tongue. Tells me I don’t know how to be [….]

Mami odio mi Pelo-Anyiné Galván-Rodríguez

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A few years back, when my daughter Leila was five years old, she came home from school with a somber face. As usual, I asked about her day eager to hear another funny Kindergarten story. However, this time there was no typical ten minute- long Kindergarten story full of long pauses, stutters, and tangents. Instead, [….]