"We started growing tobacco many years ago," said Samuel Morales-Cotto. "My grandmother taught me. Somebody gave me a little plant of tobacco and she recognized it and talked to me about her tradition. Then she taught me how to dry it and how to use it." Morales-Cotto is one of many Puerto Rican farmers affected by Hurricane Maria. We met Samuel through Tara Rodriguez-Besosa and her Guagua Solidaria, or solidarity bus.
The story of Puerto Rico's recovery is more complicated than you think. According to the United Nations Charter, a "Non-Self-Governing Territory" is a territory "where people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government." In 1953, Puerto Rico was removed from that list. Whether seeking annexation or independence, many argue that the island is still a colony of the United States. Like the rest of the Puerto Rican diaspora, I was desperate to come home and help.
California is on its way to becoming the first state to legally acknowledge non-binary as a gender on state-issued IDs, just a few months after Oregon became the first state to add a gender-neutral option to state IDs. I wanted to understand what the passing of SB 179 means to the people it impacts, so I spoke with Theo Claire McKown, a trans, non-binary college sophomore.
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Selecting a term
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