US Senator Lindsey Graham said “there are parts of Mexico I’d rather go to Syria than Mexico”. Now imagine living in Mexico, and having no other option but to stay there.
One of the hardest things almost everyone goes through is the death of a loved one. Is even harder when it comes out of the blue, when you don’t get to say goodbye.
I guess we all have a different answer to this question. Many of us are in between. I could say I have always believed in ghosts, and at the same time I always look for a “rational explanation” to every “paranormal” experience in my life. I got that from my dad. He definitely doesn’t believe … Continue reading Do you believe in ghosts?
I still see the remains of that afternoon in my family. The way their voices break when they talk about them. That shadow that crosses their eyes when the date feels closer. And I can feel it too. It’s like a defense mechanism that activates itself as soon as September starts. Like we know something … Continue reading Life Begins and Ends in September
Mazamitla is my favorite place in the State of Jalisco (Mexico) to go on Holidays, especially during fall-winter time. I’ve been there four times this year, and I spent Mexico’s Independence Day there as well. Mazamitla is considered a “Pueblo Magico”, just like Tequila; its name means “place where arrows are made to hunt deers” … Continue reading Travel: Mazamitla, Jalisco
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best”Frida Kahlo If I was going to do a “September Special” for being the month we celebrate our Independence in Mexico, of course I had to write about Frida Kahlo. Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon was born on … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Frida Kahlo
“I don't study to know more, but to ignore less.”Juana Inés de la Cruz The story of Juana Ines takes us way back, to the 1660’s in New Spain (Mexico). I remember the first time I read about Juana Ines I was still a little girl. And the one thing that caught my attention about … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
As you may already know, I was born and raised in Mexico, and September is the month we celebrate our Independence from Spain. So I thought I could write a few “Who Inspires Me” posts about Mexican people and their stories, and how they’ve inspired me through my life. Hope you enjoy reading their stories … Continue reading Who Inspires Me: Jose Hernandez, From Farmer to Astronaut
This journey of moving to a different country during my teenage years was probably the one thing that shaped my character the most. It changed me in so many ways, and even though it felt hard at the moment, I'm so thankful for the experience.
I found this story going viral on Facebook and I thought of sharing it on my blog. It was written by a woman living in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico who almost every Saturday goes to El Paso to go grocery shopping, just like many others do. As I was reading it, I could feel my heart … Continue reading El Paso, Texas Mass Shooting: A Survivor’s Story