Articles Posted by Leslie Ambriz

Ashley Basnight Is Encouraging Women to Tackle Their Own Home Improvement Projects

by on May 4, 2021 0

Ashley Basnight’s parents always knew that she was naturally creative. As a young girl, she was heavily influenced by her mother’s natural artistic abilities and her father’s do-it-yourself projects. Basnight and her father would spend their time fixing cars, working on minor renovations around their home, and learning about the latest technology.  Her parent’s encouragement […]

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Señoreata’s Evanice Holz is Reimagining Cuban Cuisine for the Plant-Based Community

by on April 2, 2021 0

Evanice Holz always looked forward to weekends at her grandmother’s house. She still remembers the comforting memory of watching as her grandmother sat back in her rocking chair and shredded bistec for ropa vieja—a traditional Cuban dish—all while she balanced a phone against her ear and chatted with her girlfriends.  This blend of sounds, visuals […]

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Decolonizing Art with Mincho Vega

by on May 29, 2020 0

His kindergarten students were supposed to be learning about Medieval Europe, but Benjamin Rojas had something else in mind. Instead of the usual Eurocentric art history lesson, he decided that he was going to teach his class about the temples that existed throughout medieval Latin America. Benjamin Rojas is both a prekindergarten through middle school […]

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Elizabeth Acevedo’s New Novel ‘Clap When You Land’ Taps Into the Forgotten Story of A Flight That Killed Hundreds of Dominicans

by on May 5, 2020 0

Elizabeth Acevedo remembers the way her mother’s childhood stories would transport her from her New York City apartment to the rural areas of the Dominican Republic. “When I was young, a lot of the stories that I heard about growing up in my Manhattan apartment were about my mom riding horses and my grandfather, you […]

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How To Get Help During the COVID-19 Crisis

by on March 19, 2020 0

Cities all across the United States are doing their best to flatten the curve and limit the spread of the coronavirus, but it hasn’t come without its consequences. Schools have closed and forced children to continue their studies at home and businesses have locked their doors and laid off multiple employees. In an effort to […]

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The Cuarentena Cure: Beat Quarantine Boredom by Streaming Online Concerts, Workouts, and More

by on March 18, 2020 0

As cities all across the United States continue to implement strict but necessary self-quarantine orders as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, it doesn’t mean you can’t entertain yourself while staying in. We’ve gathered a list of live stream events, online fitness classes, and meditation courses you can participate in from the comfort of your […]

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