Carla’s Status Doesn’t Define Her, Her Humanity Does
Carla came to the U.S. a tiny human Seven she was A Chavarría she was From Atizapán Estado de México she was. Crossed the border...

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Chela Makes Art Because It Doesn’t Ask For Papers
Much of what Isela Meraz has done in the U.S. has been to challenge a system that requires her to show papers. Art is one...

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Gio and Her Dissident Act of Self Love
Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed of being like JonBenét Ramsey because all she heard was that blue-eyed blondies were...

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Phoenikera Artist Celebrates Every Thread of Her Indigenous Fiber
She’s a jeweler, not the kind that wears a loupe at a store or sits in a dark room inside a diamond & gemstone warehouse....

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SoPho Light Rail Extension Needs La Phoenikera Artists
Have you noticed that all La Phoenikera Light Rail stations have some sort of art piece incorporated into their design? You might not know, but...

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Cuba is Not Its Beaches or Its Whores
Cuba is not its beaches or its whores. It’s not the sadness of its streets or romanticism of the “máquinas” (cabs), the Moskovich, Lada or...

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A Phoenikerx’s Guide to Cuba
Before traveling to Cuba this month we had tons of questions. A couple of our friends had gone relatively recently so we were able to...

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Beer me!: 10 years of the Lost Leaf
For Tato Caraveo, event coordinator for The Lost Leaf (which just celebrated its 10 year anniversary at the 5th Street location), this week marks their...

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From Spectators to Collaborators: How Soul Justice Project’s New Show Needs You Involved
“The universe is not made out of atoms. It is made out of stories,” said Muriel Rukeyser in her Speed of Darkness poem. We know...

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