Carmen: Polyglot

I wanted to be an interpreter for the United Nations or become a teacher of languages. I learned five languages at the University of Arizona: Spanish, English, Italian, French, and Portuguese. I’ve been a teacher for 45 years. Before I retired, I found a company that took students to Europe with teachers. If you got … Read more

Sophia: Dinner Parties

My grandmother is Chinese, Indian, and Jamaican. She married a Venezuelan and had a son who married a white woman from Canada who’s Irish and Scottish. I feel like a mix of everything but also an outsider meaning, that I’m never going to fully understand. The only way to understand something is to ask more … Read more

Scott: Wear Pants

I have a soft spot in my heart for people who do what they want. I was in the Seattle airport, killing time, and walked into Sub Pop Records which had a little section of children’s books. One of them was called Mary Wears What She Wants, a book about Mary Walker who was one … Read more

Saul: Broken, Hopeful

When my father passed away in 2005 it broke me, but in a good way. It made me persevere and helped me be a creator and create my own brand, Broke With Hope. Life breaks your mind, breaks your soul, breaks your bank, breaks your heart, but you keep the pieces together and keep fighting … Read more

Guadalupe: Pirate’s Daughter

My father told me to believe in myself and that I can do anything in life. He was blinded in an accident. I was his eyes, describing everything for him so he could make sense of our environment. He used to tell me he was a pirate because he was missing one eye. I’m a … Read more

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