Pandemic Etiquette
Zooming In

Pandemic Etiquette

by Mariana Meriles I think many of us spent our childhoods being taught social etiquette—you know, things like chewing with your mouth closed, giving a proper handshake, avoiding (and on my end, failing to avoid) crying in public, etc—but I feel like this pandemic has made most of that stuff obsolete and has introduced a … Continue reading

Morning After
Zooming Out

Morning After

by Christina Ochoa It’s the morning after a long but good night.  We attended a wedding together. His cousin from Miami was getting married, and his entire family was in attendance. They were a conservative religious family, and he had warned me that they could be judgemental of newcomers. I wore a shawl to cover … Continue reading