Being la Malinche

Cal in Color

Photo of Marina Román Cantú

All my life, I’ve attempted to avoid falling into the labels and categories being thrown my way, but stereotypes exist for a reason. Sometimes they can even be true to a certain extent.
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Getting better?

Embracing Disability

The reality is, I’m in my 20s and I’m irresponsible. I’m still figuring out who I’m supposed to be and when all of this pain is going to be worth it.
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I am not what I eat

Off the Beat

I realized that the vegan diet was my vain effort to enact control over myself and my eating habits. Ironically, the more I clung to this sense of control, the more my life began to spiral.
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But you looked different on Facebook …

Imperfectly Perfect

This article has since been retracted due to an instance of self-plagiarism. We are currently investigating how this occurred and will publish an editor’s note in regard to the situation.
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The societal blame game


There are bad examples being set for us everywhere. The other day, I kid you not, an 11-year-old boy decided to heil Hitler at myself and my boyfriend; pretend to blow our heads off with a yellow water gun, screaming, “Die!”; and then laugh hysterically and run off, leaving everyone
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