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July 4, 2018

The smell of sizzling sofritos---the “holy trinity” of Puerto Rican cooking consisting of onions, red peppers, ajis (chilies), garlic, and cilantro---filled the air most days in our co-op in the Bronx, New York.

 My mother made amazing rice and beans, chicken, and many native Puerto Rican dishes. When abuelita (grandma) came...

June 21, 2018

New York City wasn’t always the place I called home. I lived in Puerto Rico at the impressionable age of five years old until I was seven. Those two years changed me. It’s where my wanderlust was born. I knew I would always go back to the island, my island.

I made it back when I was twenty-three years old with my first husba...

June 4, 2018

Books were my outlet and authors my heroes. I grew up in New York City; my escape was through reading.

My mother was afraid to let us play outside. To keep busy during the hot, humid, summer, she would dress all five of us: three brothers, my sister, and I to go to the local library.

Through books I traveled the world. I rode...

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