I'm a bilingual, award-winning journalist and a multiplatform whiz, reporting on the Latino experience in the Philadelphia region. I explore the transnational relationship between diasporic communities and Latinos born in the U.S., and the effects of health, environment, religion, culture, politics, education and finance.
Raquel Salas Rivera, the 2018-2019 poet laureate of Philadelphia, helped participants create new English entries from Spanish ones, while retaining the Spanish-language nuances, context and writing styles.
“There are women who don’t have health insurance, who recently came to Philadelphia, that don’t know English, that don’t know how to use public transportation, and we go where they are to teach them how to make it to the city."
At least four Latin dance studios in the last five years have closed or relocated in a city that touts itself as a culture rich salsa town, but that some say doesn’t offer enough resources for these institutions to thrive.