Posts in Editor's Picks
No Offense

I recently came across an article of Cosmopolitan Magazine on Snapchat named “13 Offensive Halloween Costumes That Shouldn't Exist” and something that made me jump was to see “Day of the Dead Spanish Lady”. I very rarely care too much or get angry at misinterpretations of Mexican culture, but this time I’ve got a few things to say.

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The Unexpected Language Barrier

As previously mentioned, I was born and raised in Mexico City. Therefore, my first language is Spanish.
​Shocking but true, one of my biggest cultural shocks happened when I met others who spoke Spanish but I didn't feel understood.  
Here's what I experienced and learned from that unexpected but significant situation...

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In July 2013, I moved from Mexico to the United States with the simple intention of experiencing what it was like to live in another country and practice the English I had learned in school, along with my mom and my sister. But little did I know that that the 1 year we had planned to leave would turn into 5 and that the person who would come back, would be nothing like the one who left.

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