Made in Mexico

Cal in Color

Photo of Marina Román Cantú

Whitexicans are thought of as a big joke in Mexico, from their accents to the way they dress (usually wearing a “Mexico is the s—” bomber jacket).
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Photo of Marina Román Cantú

Call me by my (real) name

Cal in Color

It’s been only since arriving in the United States that I’ve subconsciously “Americanized” my name to suit the American English phonetic pronunciation.
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photo of columnist Moideen Moidunny

Another view of privilege

Cal in Color

I received this lofty treatment merely because, as an American, my relatives subconsciously associated me with capital and with power — or, more specifically, with access to it.
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Artistic literacy is for everyone

Create to Connect

It seemed that she was able to access a part of the world previously locked and now had a greater appreciation for life beyond the arts. I, too, wanted to see that side of the world.
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Speaking against a man

Thinking Outside the Binary

Too many men in my life have caved to peer pressure when in the presence of other men, remaining silent or participating in demeaning humor and language.
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A room for one

Along for the Ride

When people say I’m “lucky” for having a single minisuite room, they’re overlooking the genuine reasons I have it and negating the validity of my struggles.
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Recognizing my white privilege

The Half of It

As I unpack the implications of doing racial justice work as a white-passing womxn, I realize that recognizing my white privilege does not invalidate my identity as a Chinese womxn and a person of color.
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