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Welcome to Cómo Se Dice Hippie

Welcome to my website! I decided to start a blog as a way to think about various issues through my perspective as an English-speaking Puerto Rican woman living in Buffalo, NY. Thank you to my friends and family that encouraged me to get started.

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Anti-Blackness in the Latino Community

A Latino Village Submission I was a freshman in high school the first time anti-blackness from the Latino community became clear to me. It was not something that existed within my own home, my parents were Puerto Ricans born and raised in New York City. Uncovering how segregation sliced up the City of Buffalo when…

Aftermath of the Hate Crime at Jefferson Tops

I do not feel ok, so I’m going to do the one thing I have always done to feel better, I’m going to write. I have always been a tough girl. I grew up considered a tomboy and fought tooth and nail to get myself out of toxic circumstances. I usually tell people that I…

How Do You Say ‘Hippie’ in Spanish?

For Eric, Angel, and the kids like us I named my blog “Como Se Dice Hippie” which translates to “How do you say Hippie” in Spanish. Well, it’s actually the same word in both languages. I have spent a long time struggling with my cultural identity, feeling out of place in American spaces which tend…

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