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Dichos de Mami that Got Me Through Law School

Seeing that Mexican mother’s day just passed (what I celebrate) and many more celebrate this Sunday, I thought it would be great to share some of my mom’s favorite dichos, osea, sayings that helped me become a lawyer—even if I didn’t know it at the time and even if I’d never in a million years… Continue reading Dichos de Mami that Got Me Through Law School

Issues · Work Life Balance

Why We Talk About Our Struggles

There was a big back and forth online this week about the discussion that took place between Jessica William and Salma Hayek at some like women in Hollywood retreat.  LA Times had a transcript on the event. Essentially, this was a huge, missed opportunity in intersectional feminism. Jessica tried to explain how her identity as… Continue reading Why We Talk About Our Struggles

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Saving Our Sisters: The Fight to End the Detention & Deportation of Central American Refugees

This is a story about a woman fleeing the pain and terror of sexual violence in Honduras only to face the indignity and inhumanity of prison profiteering in the United States. Laura* is a citizen of Honduras. She built a happy life in her hometown and is a mother to four children. Life was humble, but… Continue reading Saving Our Sisters: The Fight to End the Detention & Deportation of Central American Refugees

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Support Starts with You: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

As April is coming to close, I wanted to take a moment to recognize that it’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  It’s a topic that is close to home because, as I’ve grown in my practice, my main type of work has been with advocating and representing survivors of sex assault; the majority being Latinas. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Support Starts with You: Sexual Assault Awareness Month