Kid Culture

Americans have always had issues raising their children as citizens instead of tiny, mighty monarchs.”

Source: Aeon
Published: May 14, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,996 words)

Ordinary Insanity

America’s fetishization of reproductive risk is driving mothers mad. Excerpted from Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America
Published: Apr 7, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,128 words)

The Making of a Mexican-American Dream

Sarah Menkedick profiles Vianney Bernabé, exploring what it means to be second-generation Mexican American today — a person with deep roots in Mexico and feet and future planted firmly in America. Educated, ambitious, and principled, Bernabé is destined for success. Menkedick posits that if America cannot reject this myopic resurgence of nativist (white) populism to embrace the skills and culture of Bernabé’s generation, it does so at its own peril.

Published: Mar 6, 2017
Length: 23 minutes (5,850 words)

A Wilderness of Waiting

Eight months pregnant on her family farm, a woman who’s lived her active life “perpetually looking forward to: to the evening, to the weekend, to the next year in a new place” learns to redefine her relationship with time and space. As she says: “I’ve always hated waiting.”

Source: Vela Mag
Published: Feb 13, 2015
Length: 19 minutes (4,992 words)

Living on the Hyphen

“My life is conducted in Spanish, English, and Spanglish, and I have chosen these situations, but not entirely.”

Source: Oxford American
Published: Oct 15, 2014
Length: 20 minutes (5,131 words)