Last week on “Chismeando con La Gente,” we discussed the importance of gender inclusive bathrooms in public spaces. Co-hosts Jocelyn and Andrea were joined by Alex Currie. Currie, a first year transfer student majoring in Chicana/o Studies, identifies as agender. As a young, agender Latinx, Alex advocates for gender inclusive bathrooms and the comfort and […]
About Jocelyn Martinez
Born and raised in LA, Jocelyn is a fourth year English major with a minor in Chicanx Studies. She is passionate about writing, fostering community, and telling the stories of immigrant communities and people of color through journalism, poetry, and short stories. When she’s not stressing over school, you can find her eating pho and excessively caffeinating herself.
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Te recuerdas de nuestro barrio, mijo? Ahora, este es tu barrio. Y es muy diferente al mío. Dime que te recuerdas de nuestro barrio, mijo, por favor. Te recuerdas? I don’t, Apá. No te recuerdas de Doña Linda? La tamalera? En su carrito de compras, brillando en el sol Como sus dientes de plata? Su […]
A woman shrieks in the dead of night. A man strumming on his guitar offsets a serenade of melodic voices. Cussing intervenes the music as drugs are dealt. This is Night of Cultura at UCLA. In 2004, a group of Latina/o students came together to establish a creative space for the expression and celebration of […]
Ser Yoseline es una cosa tan linda Ser Yoseline quiere decir que soy amada, Rodeada de familia Ser familia es tener una tortilla en mano, Mi plato lleno de huevo y chorizo. Ser Yoseline es tener mi abuela a mi lado, Que piensa que me voy a morir de hambre. “Otra tortilla, mija? Estás bien […]
Expressing support for their children, Latino, monolingual parents eagerly attended UCLA’s 2014 Parents’ Weekend. While filling lecture halls and beaming with pride over their college students, Spanish-speaking parents proved the language barrier was not a hurdle. UCLA’s 15th annual Parents’ Weekend, held from October 31st through November 2nd, is a family event that draws in […]