Posts in Issue 8: Identity
Chicano Eats: A Conversation with Esteban Castillo

Too often people forget that cuisine is regional! Everyone is going to add their own flair and they’re going to use the resources and ingredients that are available to them in their area. That is what makes food exciting and so complex!

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Mi Hermana: A Conversation with Photographer Alicia Vega

 “A lot of Latinos growing up in the states were encouraged to “be more American” by our immigrant parents and grandparents, out of fear of being targeted. As a result, so many of us grew up only speaking English, losing our native tongue and culture over generations”

 

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A Conversation with Vanessa Acosta of Wasi Clothing

  

"Designing with indigenous, hand-woven textiles means that you are working with sacred materials. Before I dove into this brown-owned business, I had to check myself. I had to be sure I was doing it the right way. Ethics and social consciousness are important to always keep in mind when getting into a business venture in fashion."

 

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