Writing

Vox:

My immigrant family achieved the American Dream. Then I started to question it.

The Atlantic:

How millennials are changing travel

Traveling while Latino

Traveling teaches students in a way school can’t

Why teachers of color quit

Should schools teach kids to meditate?

The plight of being a gay teacher

Why many Latinos dread going to the doctor

Is it possible to teach children to be less prejudiced?

Matador Network:

Over half of American millennials say they’d consider leaving the U.S. Here’s why I’ve already left.

The travel industry thinks millennials are out to change the world. Here’s a reality check.

In Napa, Mexican Americans have gone from migrant workers to vineyard owners. Here are 10 Latino-owned wineries to visit.

Meet the Latinx chef cooking “liberation cuisine” to create social change.

 Why don’t women celebrate their travel accomplishments the way they celebrate engagements?

Dear travelers: please don’t take photos in developing countries until you’ve asked yourself these 6 things

Let’s stop pretending our travels to developing countries automatically help the poor.

7 things “developing” countries do better than the United States

The World Bank Stopped using the term “developing country.” Here’s why you should too.

4 ways Americans are taught the “white savior complex” (and what we can do about it)

Is rock-climbing a “white sport”? These epic climbers of color are proving otherwise.

4 things study abroad programs get wrong (and what we can do about it)

7 assumptions we need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

Let’s stop pretending life is safer here at home

Is back-to-school feeling stagnant? Meet the families taking education on the road.

18 things I learned from my Mexican mother.

5 uncomfortable truths about living in San Francisco

6 uncomfortable truths about traveling in Southeast Asia

5 uncomfortable truths about living in a blue state

6 uncomfortable truths about life in the United States

4 things Donald Trump got so wrong about Mexican immigrants

6 things Southerners refuse to acknowledge about the Confederate flag

It’s time to redefine Columbus Day in the U.S. Here are 6 reasons why.

How to combat loneliness as a traveler

4 things I misunderstood about life before I started traveling

 I became a freelance writer two and a half years ago. Here’s what I totally underestimated.

4 things I totally misunderstood before becoming a freelance writer

5 beliefs that held me back when I first started freelance writing