Latino Literature, Writing

Building A Writing Portfolio One Story at a Time

An Anthology of Poetry and Prose, Harvard College Press Once in a while, one of my mom's stories gets a hold of me and begs to be written. A few months ago, she told me of an experience she had. She saw spirits. I wrote a blog post about it, but her story was more… Continue reading Building A Writing Portfolio One Story at a Time

Latino culture

Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

  There is so much energy in the air I can feel the spirits descending. November 1st is generally referred to as Día De Los Inocentes (Day of the Innocents) or Día De Los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels). November 2nd is the actual DÍa De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The past… Continue reading Día De Los Muertos is Coming, Are You Ready?

Latino culture, Latino family tradition, Uncategorized

The Icons of Day of the Dead

November first begins the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivities and whose roots can be traced back to indigenous cultures. The Aztecs had a celebration in the ninth month of their calendar with a celebration to their goddess Mictecacihuatl, the Queen or  “Lady of the Dead.”   Souls did not die, they… Continue reading The Icons of Day of the Dead