Perspective

The author. Photo courtesy of Christian Klipert.

People need to realize the impact of their assumptions

A graphic of several women with different skin tones. Image courtesy of Coffee Bean on Pixabay.

Brown or Black — You Decide

A collage of text messages the author has received questioning her Hispanic identity. Graphic by Maria O'Malley.

'Not being Hispanic enough'

An illustration of two figures, with one telling the other that, "You can do anything you want." ILlustration by Xochitl Tai-Dawson.

Finding the one teacher that understands you can change your life

A pile of polaroids featuring the author and various experiences she's had. Photo by Kasandra Wilcox.

Living.

A meme image of Spongebob looking disapprovingly at a piece of paper. The paper is captioned "You need to take breaks." Meme by Justis Porter.

Why I appreciate having a busy schedule

A meme image of Kermit the Frog looking out a rainy window with the caption "when bat disease." Meme by Carson Chu.

COVID-19: A tragedy

A collage of photos showing off the author's new hobbies including painting and inline skating. Photos by Bethany Soto.

COVID-19; Finding Myself

A collage of photos of the author with a rainbow pride flag. Collage by Maria O'Malley.

Coming out to religious parents