I have always loved my profession as a teacher. I left this profession to immigrate to this country six years ago only because in my country, a teacher is a public employee who earns a very low salary.
I have to leave my home at 7 a.m.
I have a meeting with my boss at 8 a.m.
I can’t arrive late. It’s very important: It smells like a promotion.
If I could sit face-to-face with my younger self, I would hold her tight and tell her, “You’re wonderful!” I would give her a hug that runs through her entire bloodstream and thus awakens each absent-minded neuron, each sad hormone, and each organ silenced due to stress.
Six feet apart from my shoes.
—Ashly Cabral Arno
Eating to live; oops, the opposite!
A bad time for lipstick lovers.
Years before the Covid-19 pandemic started, a couple helped me and my partner find a home. This year, when the pandemic arrived, they helped us to have meals at the table. In the past, Victor and Angie, working as property agent realtors, helped us to find the apartment we now live in, located in Queens. We were very satisfied with the assistance they gave us, but once the place was purchased and we moved in, the relationship between the couples ended, or at least I believed so.
I was born in Sogamoso, nicknamed “City of the Sun,” based on the Colombian indigenous Muisca people’s tradition of adoring their sun god, Sué.
I grew up in La Pobla de Farnals, in Valencia, Spain. The weather there is always warm. From the window of my bedroom, I could always see the beautiful mountainside and breathe the fresh scent of the mountain air. One thing wonderful about living in the country is the sound of silence. It always made …
“In the sea, life is most tasty,” says a song by Systema Solar. This is a Colombian group of musicians. I learned to swim in a river near my father’s town. When I was eight years old, my parents took my brother and me to meet the sea. When I saw the sea, I asked …
Yesterday, in my English class, the teacher asked each of the students what their favorite place was. That was a good question for me because my favorite place is a bit unusual. I knew that when I said it, everyone would laugh. The teacher asked each of my classmates first. I dreaded hearing my name …