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Breaking Down the Architecture of Disrespect

Starting out as the only female designer in a male dominated architectural firm and construction industry, I experienced ridiculous situations and comments that I didn’t think I would have to face in this day and age...

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When the Chameleon Grew Pale

When the little chameleon girl was born, she was completely green, just like her parents. On her first day in kindergarten she was shocked to find out that no one else was green, the other kids were mostly purple...

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Hope and Healing in Flores de Villa

As a child who grew up in a suburban bubble in Minnesota, coming to Flores de Villa was shocking. I was unaware of the poverty that existed, and to see it first-hand changed me forever...

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Dear Chook-Chook (A Letter To My Daughter)

As a three-year-old, you once suddenly said to your father: “Papa, you are brown.” And he gently took you to mirror and stood beside you as said, “Yes Chook-Chook, and so are you.” The answer seemed to satisfy you then. But there will be times when it won’t and you’ll wish you were whiter, lighter and eating ‘Australian’ for dinner...

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Superhero Mom vs Antiquated Aunt

Every time we moved and in each new country we lived, my mom openly embraced everything. I don’t know too many people who would have gone to a funeral of a neighbor just a few short months after moving in, but she was one of them...

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