Latino culture

The A to Z Challenge: Y and Z

Last day of the A to Z Challenge: Today is Y and Z: YAY! That's a Y but we're concentrating on Spanish words for this challenge. Y is for "Ya" which means Enough, or Already, or "Enough already." When a Spanish speaking parent didn't want to hear their kids continuing to ask/beg/argue for something, they'd… Continue reading The A to Z Challenge: Y and Z

Healing, Latino culture, Loss, Mexican traditions, Writing

Do You Know How to Use a Curandera?

Do you know how to naturally heal fright or trauma? No? More about susto later. During the last two years, I've worked on a story about an ambitious twenty-one-year-old with a ten-year plan to become a State Senator who drops out of college because of a broken engagement. She meets a grandmother and granddaughter who are curanderas. Although… Continue reading Do You Know How to Use a Curandera?