Repatria · Television · Third Culture Kids · Wear Your Voice Magazine

The Gilmore Girls Revival Gets Real (But it is Still a Beautiful Escape From These Troubled Times)

“Haley Mlotek of The New York Times coined the phrase “emotional speculative fiction” to talk about Gilmore Girls, and that is still the best description of the show to date. As someone who doesn’t have a hometown, Stars Hollow has always offered me a special kind of comfort in imagining what it would be like to live and grow up in one place.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, November 2016.

Florida · Repatria · Trauma · Wear Your Voice Magazine

On Consent and Being an “Other” in Trump’s America

“These (white) individuals believe I owe them explanations of who I am so they will know where and how to file my brown presence with a suitable label, thereby establishing my validity as an American. These (white) individuals believe it’s their right to put their hands on me because I am different from. Ultimately, these these are questions of (white) entitlement over people of color’s bodies, because it’s never brown or black people who ask invasive questions or cross physical boundaries. They probably have it happen often enough to understand how degrading and humiliating it is to have someone treat you like a zoo or sideshow exhibit.” For Wear Your Voice Mag, November 2016.

Culture · Expatria · Florida · Huffington Post · Human Rights · Marriage · Politics · Repatria · Third Culture Kids · Trauma · Zuzu Huffington

How I Finally Developed Some National Pride

I’ve been on this planet for 36 years and never realized what I was missing in not having a sense of attachment with my ancestry. My 7th article for Huffington Post, published in June 2015.