This piece was published on the sites of The Texas Observer and Women in Media and News. Download pdf of story here. A few days after my 16th birthday, a woman walking along a lonely highway in the neighboring town accepted a ride from an acquaintance. She climbed into a car carrying four men. Linda Gaitan […]
It’s a damn shame it has taken this long for Texas to acknowledge Tejanos but the moment has come.
The U.S.-Mexico border occupies a mythical place in the U.S. psyche, a wasteland of lawlessness, dirty and wild. With that image firmly rooted in our minds,, the U.S. government sold the public on the idea of a multi-billion dollar Border Wall across hundreds of miles of the southern border. Turns out, there’s some truth to […]
The article below is an essay written in The Washington Post by Michelle Garcia, during the aftermath of a visit to her South Texas home. What started as an exploration of her roots has become the driving force behind this film. Take a look at these humble beginnings. “The land is our birthright in this […]