Elizabeth Acevedo says she's been writing this kind of poem over half her life.
We need representations to be three-dimensional and to avoid harmful stereotypes about minority identities and we need to hold those with the power to influence accountable.
The singer says her grandfather made up "Carey" to fit in in America.
I have to acknowledge that my mixed Afro-Latina heritage has given me both a lighter complexion and a looser curl pattern than most Black women. These factors alone grant me privileges in the workplace, privileges that must be acknowledged in order to have an honest conversation.
It's not every day that you see the f-bomb prominently displayed in an art gallery, but if you're walking into the Iconography of Meaning exhibit at the Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia, you'd better prepared to see the f-word and then some.