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Mexico’s National Shrine of La Santa Muerte

For centuries, Mexico has been a predominantly Catholic country. Catholicism is so heavily intertwined into the daily lives of Mexicans that it is often seen as synonymous with Mexican culture. Due to this, Mexico has also been a hub for Catholic pilgrimages with holy sites such as La Basílica de Guadalupe which attracts millions of […]

Bailando Con Mis Ancestros

Con mis pies en la tierra Descalzo, moviendo al ritmo espiritual Mis ancestros me invitan a bailar con ellos  Y con ellos, estoy lleno  Todo lo que sentí y conoci Refleja la realidad que ustedes querían  Porque mi existencia es evidencia de su resistencia    So we carry on your traditions and hope that each […]

Bolsonaro Flees, Lula da Silva Leads

  Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly referred to as Lula, was inaugurated as President of Brazil on January 1st 2022. This was Lula’s third time being elected under the Partido dos Trabalhadores or Worker’s Party. What makes this election especially important is that Lula inherited the country from Jair Bolsonaro and his […]

Beauty of Color

  The beauty that you seek has never resided within me I could never be what you want me to be For as long as I can remember, you made me feel lesser due to my complexion Brown, a symbol of those who were kissed by the sun But for you it was the color […]

Burn It Down

CW: Violence, Self-Loathing, Animal Death   Burn it down Burn it to the fucking ground Let the ashes of yesterday wash away as the heavens mourn for all that is lost and all that is made As I journey through the forest of introspection, I see it all through various perceptions Perspectives from my former […]

Latinx Punks

The punk rock scene and its Latinx influence has greatly shaped the ever-changing development of pop culture within American Society. At its start, punks were tired of cultural norms deeply embedded within the communities its founders were a part of and began to resist these norms by adopting a new style consisting of form-fitting tattered […]