When we live with marginal identities we often have few frameworks for understanding how to move beyond narrow ideas of what our lives should look like.
I’ve always been Hernández on the inside. But identity can be funny: sometimes, what’s inside doesn’t matter. When I was only 18 months old, my parents — the Hernández family — requested permission to legally change our surname. According to family lore, the judge bounced me on his lap as my father explained the discrimination […]
Co-written note from the editor and author: Since there has been a large number of Jewish folk who feel that this article is anti-Semitic, we wanted to clarify our position and intention. This article is critical of Zionism and the Israeli apartheid occupation of Palestine. We distinguish this from anti-Semitism and also believe that our […]