Posts tagged "identity"

Mexico calls me home

Mexico calls me home
Have you ever thought of quitting your job and moving to another country? I did it in 2002. I left my job as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and moved to Mexico, country of my ancestors, a place that called me home after more than a century. I moved to Guadalajara where I found... Read more »

Where are you from?

It happens almost every time I get in a cab. “Where are you from?” The Indian cab driver stares at me through the rear view mirror. “You look Indian,” he says. “Yeah, a lot of cabbies tell me that. I’m not from India,”  I say. “You don’t look like an American,” he says. I let out a deep sigh.... Read more »

Anita Alvarez and other Latinas discuss identity

A group of prominent Latina women gathered in Chicago recently to talk about what it means to be a Latina. They took part in a panel discussion organized by the Latina Leadership Council, which is an initiative of the Chicago Foundation for Women, held at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Among the participants I... Read more »