During roll call, teachers would always pause at my name. Jessica…? I would raise my hand to relieve them of awkward attempts at pronouncing my last name.
As white women with less education and experience got higher titles and more money, I realized I needed to secure leadership and professional development opportunities for myself.
With a long weekend on the horizon, we’re looking to catch up on some reading, watching, listening, and absorbing of wealth of knowledge, art, and culture.
Driving back home to the United States always throws me off. Although I am a United States citizen, I will still wear my brown skin and my Mexican culture.
My mom has fillings in 16 of her 28 teeth. She’s the eighth of twelve kids, and her dad used hard candies as a reward for quiet at bedtime.