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Ameer Phillips, ’17

Premio Ramiro Lagos, 2023
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Primer Premio | 1st Prize
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Ficción | Fiction
Anyelly Herrera, ’24
Michelle Geiser Menz, ’18
Anonymous

Voces de | Voices of Abiayala
Francisco Huichaqueo (Wallmapu, Chile)
Roxana Miranda Rupailaf (Wallmapu, Chile)

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Éowyn Bailey ’26
Max Congdon, ’23
Mary Grace Kelly, ’25
Nadia Letendre, ’25
Elena Miceli, ’20
Brendan Robinson, ’26
Grant Ward, ’23

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Jimena Bermejo (Theatre)
Ahana Nagarkatti, ’25

Poesía | Poetry
Éowyn Bailey, ’26
Colectivo Stein IV
Ahana Nagarkatti, ’25
Ashley Rodríguez Lantigua, ’23
Camiah Small, ’26

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Camiah Small, ’26

Am I Latina Enough for You?

The author performed the this spoken-word poem at Noche Latina, organized by the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) at Holy Cross. Mechanic’s Hall, Worcester, MA. April 25, 2023.


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AM I LATINA ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Is it… the coils that grow from my scalp… which are remnants of resilience and the stories my ancestors held on their backs

Is it… my skin… for when the sun penetrates my melanin deepens to a golden/darkened shade

Is it… my pronunciation… the moments when my tongue doesn't allow the r to roll… just like your eyes do once you hear it yourself.

Hola, me llamo Miah, ¿Cómo estás?

AM I LATINA ENOUGH FOR YOU?

(Long pause)

Are my taste buds that crave plantones y arroz con pollo not enough for you?

Does Saturday morning waking up to Romeo Santos y Celia Cruz not count?

Or do the eyes glued to la rosa de guadalupe not suffice?

AM I LATINA ENOUGH FOR YOU?

(Long pause)

I am not your negrita

I am not your no sabo

I am not your afro-latina punching bag… Others will not throw their micro aggression punches at me whenever they’d like

AM I LATINA ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Actually, your answer does not matter, because

IT IS IN MY BLOOD, IT IS IN MY CHILDHOOD, IT IS IN MY EXPERIENCE. I AM LATINA ENOUGH FOR ME.
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