Cultural Identity Dialog Exchange

Below are selected excerpts from a grant proposal that I recently submitted to Washington University, for a cultural identity dialog exchange between Guatemalan Youth living within the diaspora and those living in Guatemala. Please contact me if you are interested in collaborating, participating (either yourself or your child) and funders. Within most North American contexts…

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Nuevos Compañeros 2

Please Check for updates, as I continue to add more to this post. Dianna Montano Dianna Montano is currently finishing her BFA in sculpture/ installation/ new media art at Colorado State Univeristy in Albuquerque, NM. When I found her Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera) Music Video, on youtube I immediately contacted her and asked her if…

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Maya Escobar isn’t even Jewish

UPDATE: PHOTOS On an almost daily basis, I receive emails from people asking if I am in fact actually Jewish. Although I do find it somewhat bizarre that they find satisfaction in my acknowledgment of what I have already stated numerous times, I usually respond. Come to think of it, the occasions where I have…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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Obsessed With Frida Kahlo

obsessed with frida kahlo, 2007 el es frida kahlo, 2007 part of the piece I did for d[x]i magazine on the commodification of Frida Kahlo auto retrato, 2003 frida painting, 2007 frida puppets, 2007 In search of the #1 Frida Kahlo fan in the World PROVE IT answer the following questions: When did you fall…

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The JAP©

from the series acciones plásticas click here for Kol Ra’ash Gadol’s critque on Jewschool about this piece. When Maya Escobar uses this stereotype she may be either mocking it or indulging it – or both – that’s one of the dangers of comedy. She clearly thinks that she’s mocking it, and attempting to provide a…

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