Since my first post, four cycles ago, in June of 2015, the diversity and culture of the Bay Area has been a recurring theme that I love to explore. I’m lucky enough to live near the epicenter of the Bay Area’s Latinx life and culture, the Mission District, which inspires me to examine the rich history that entwines Latinxs to the Bay Area. This being my last cycle here at the Wave before I head off to university, I decided to start a new chapter and dedicate my posts to continuing a dialogue on issues that affect the Latinx community with my new column, Soy. That means “I am” in Spanish, for all the non-Spanish speakers out there. I plan on covering a wide range of topics, including gentrification, immigration, cultural appropriation, assimilation, diversity, and more! Of course, these topics are pretty heavy, so I’ll try to keep it lightweight by adding personal narratives, doodles, and more into the mix. I’m super excited to share a piece of my identity with all of you, and I hope you can keep up with me for the remainder of my time at The Wave!
Last but not least, here’s a list of facts, since I don’t really talk about myself often: