Defining Moments

Defining change: Goodbye toxic friends [guest post]

“Defining Moments: Change - This one comes to us from writer, Mayra Y. Rocha. Read more of her work on her personal blog, Avenida M. As humans, we are constantly changing. We change fashion, hair styles, friendships, relationships, schools, jobs, and living arrangements. We grow up and change from child to adult. Change can be difficult… Continue reading Defining change: Goodbye toxic friends [guest post]

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Mi Vida Loca

Life, interrupted: The day my mind went numb

In December of 2011 I wrote a post titled, Life, Interrupted. It was the first time I ever addressed my struggle with depression publicly. I never really hid it, but I've never really talked about it. Soon after, friends contacted me privately to share their own stories. and to thank me for sharing mine. But… Continue reading Life, interrupted: The day my mind went numb

Moments

Becoming human [guest post]

The fifth in the "Defining Moments: Search for Identity Series." This one comes to us from writer, Hector Luis Alamo, Jr. Read more of his personal blog, On the Contrary and follow him on Twitter, @HectorLuisAlamo As a mixed-race, mixed-nationality, second-generation Latino American, my identity has been in constant flux for much of my young life.Born in Humboldt Park, and… Continue reading Becoming human [guest post]

Moments

The dance lesson [guest post]

The fourth in the “Defining Moments: Search for Identity Series.” This one comes to us from educator and writer, Cindy Tovar. Read more of her personal blog, Hispanecdotes and follow her on Facebook and Twitter, @Dagny32 The music is blasting, the lights are dim, and I’m in my element. My eyes search the crowd, looking for someone who can show… Continue reading The dance lesson [guest post]

Moments

The only gay boy in the world [guest post]

The third in the "Defining Moments: Search for Identity Series." This one comes to us from artist and writer, Xeno Martinez. Read more of his personal blog, SQ Chronicles and follow him on Facebook and Twitter, @XenoMartinez Recently, I engaged in a conversation via the I Love It Supersized Facebook fanpage about when was it that I first realized that I… Continue reading The only gay boy in the world [guest post]

Moments

When I was Americuchi [guest post]

The second in the Defining Moments: Search for Identity Series. This one comes to us from Being Latino's Editor, Eileen Rivera. Read more at her personal blog, Mariposa Social  and follow her on Twitter, @eileenrivera16   The subtitle might as well be the “Latinization of Eileen” because this is pretty much the story of my life. I… Continue reading When I was Americuchi [guest post]

Moments

Life after Death Metal [guest post]

In the coming days and weeks I'll be inviting some of my favorite writers/friends to guest blog about a defining moment (the length of the moment undefined) in their search for identity. First up is Ulises Silva. His site is currently under construction, but for now you can follow him on Twitter, @inventingsilva Geraldo Rivera… Continue reading Life after Death Metal [guest post]