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Rhymes with Shmashmortion

This weekend my roommate talked to a priest about abortion policy at a wedding. My roommate works on the girls, women and population team at the United Nations Foundation. They had divergent viewpoints. Women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights have … Continue reading

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One Year Later

On March 27, 2013, an emotionally upheaved chela boarded a plane in Managua and, after a short confrontation in the Miami security line when an insensitive man said something like, “We’re in America and these people don’t speak English,” landed in Boston. Upon seeing her … Continue reading

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Maní’s Immigration Tale

This is a story of how Maní Dalia Raptor Spigel’s life changed forever when she left her small community in Nicaragua to embark on a new life in the United States of America. The alarm sounded at 3:15 am. I grabbed … Continue reading

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America: Land of the Free, Home of the Freshly Cut Grass

When people ask me what I miss most about home, I generally tell them about the three B’s that have been haunting my dreams both day and night for the last 16 months: bagels, burgers, and beer. However, once I … Continue reading

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A Note on Boxing Abuelas Out

My mom expressed concern about one of the haikus from my latest post, and I thought I should take this opportunity to elaborate on it.  Here is the haiku in question: As the bus pulled in, I boxed an abuela … Continue reading

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