Writing

Latinx Identity

Washington Post: I used to be self-righteous about my family’s legal immigration story. Here’s how I changed.

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

NBC News: In the United States, I learned that Spanish was shameful

The Atlantic: Traveling while Latino

The Atlantic: Why many Latinos dread going to the doctor 

Bitterroot Magazine: Latinx artists fight to stay in the Mission

Transferwise: What I learned from traveling as the daughter of American immigrants

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

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

Travel lifestyle

Harper’s Bazaar: The cultural confusion of being sexually assaulted abroad

The Atlantic: How millennials are changing travel

The Atlantic: Traveling teaches students in a way schools can’t

Quartz: Millions of Americans say they’d consider leaving the U.S. Here’s why I already have.

Business Insider: The 20 coolest beach towns in the U.S.

Transferwise: What I learned from traveling abroad as a US citizen

Matador Network: How to remain a traveler once you’re back home

Matador Network: The value in NOT traveling alone

Outdoor/Adventure

Outside: Why are adventure hubs so white?

Vox: The strangeness of being a Latina who loves hiking

REI Co-op Journal: Rediscovering Latino Culture Outside

Sierra Magazine: The people of color who keep outdoorsy towns running

Roadtrippers Magazine: Women of color are reshaping the outdoors travel industry

Power and privilege

The Atlantic: Why teachers of color quit

The Atlantic: Is it possible to teach children to be less prejudiced?

The Atlantic: The plight of being a gay teacher

Innovate Public Schools: Why we need to close the “belief gap”

Edcite: Celebrating cultural differences with the Common Core

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

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

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

Personal growth, wellness, and spirituality

Vox: I tried for years to keep my life and work separate. I’m so glad I stopped.

The Atlantic:  Should schools teach kids to meditate?

Bay Nature: Experiencing “awe” in nature can bring healing

Matador Network: Being joyful is its own form of protest

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

Matador Network: What travel taught me that my Ivy League education didn’t

Matador Network: How spending time at a Buddhist monastery made me a better traveler

Matador Network: “Getting serious” doesn’t have to mean getting a job you hate

Socially Responsible Travel

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

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

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

Matador Network: 7 assumptions we need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

Matador Network: 6 uncomfortable truths about traveling in Southeast Asia

Matador Network: Cruise lines have started promoting social justice tourism. Here’s why we should be skeptical.  

Matador Network: 17 responsible travelers habits to pick up in 2017

Podcast Episodes

She Explores Episode 70: Breaking Ground for Others — Camping with the National Parks Conservation Association

She Explores Episode 71: Advocating for Parks Near and Far — Camping with the National Parks Conservation Association

Research Reports

Innovate Public Schools: Bay Area 2018 Top Schools Report

Innovate Public Schools: An Advocate’s Guide to Transforming Special Education

 

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