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Am I a Gringa?

Even when I do speak in accented Spanish, Hondurans often assume I’m from a Honduran afro-indigenous community.

Prepare for Re-entry

The third time in a short conversation that I heard myself saying, “Well, in Honduras…” I stopped myself. I didn’t mean to be a bore; I simply didn’t have other experiences to draw from.

Quarter-life Confessions

21. Sometimes my life seems to spark like a live wire, and I feel intoxicated by its opportunity and potential.

A Good Enough Reason to Leave

This may be the last post I’ll write from Honduras.

If You Visit Tegucigalpa

If you visit Tegucigalpa, you’ll find more than you expect.

Questions and Answers about the Migrant Caravan

It is not a partisan statement to say that the U.S. immigration system is broken.

Not Another Bite

Not Another Bite

by | Aug 1, 2018 | 0 comments

When I first moved to Honduras three years ago, I ate everything my host family ate: beans, eggs, cream, tortillas. Heavy, simple plates—bland, but satisfying. But then suddenly one day, months in, I just couldn’t do it anymore.

The Billion-Dollar Business of Donated Clothes

The Billion-Dollar Business of Donated Clothes

I have a sinking suspicion that most issues work this way—they deeper we go, the more tangled we find ourselves, looking in vain for an exit.

I Speak with an Accent

I Speak with an Accent

What if we heard all accents this way—not as a sign that English is not one’s first language, but as a sign that another language is?

All the Things We Don’t Know

All the Things We Don’t Know

We keep getting messages, some true, some false. It’s too hard to make sense of a moment when you’re in it.

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