Zoe D. Ortiz

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Dissent: ​Undocumented Students Deserve Better

Those students who are already vocal about their status can be traced through coverage they have received in the media, and the declaration of Harvard as a sanctuary campus will only reassure them of the University's commitment to them.


Whose Harvard?

A broken promise is seeing through the smoke screen of admissions pamphlets, looking at your browness in a mirror, and wondering whose Harvard you’ve been admitted into.


This Is My Country, Too

We will write. We will fight. We will protest. We will remind them that this is our country, too.


Dance for Me

We can be seen for our beauty, our sexuality, but to open our mouths and demand for change is impossible.


​I Ain’t Your Teacher

R: Feed me a diverse curriculum, please. Z: I can’t describe the unimaginable feeling of validation that would come from seeing the narrative of our community gracing the pages of syllabi and being discussed in section.


​Querida Familia

Latinidad is partially about the way we view ourselves and the way we view others in our community, but it is also about the way the world views us.


Let Me Fail

Latinx students have to be excellent, because we are few and far between and represent communities whose majorities are barred from these institutions.


​I Can’t Speak

I imagine what it might have been like to be born into a family of college graduates where money and experience could comfortably guide me towards a secure future. I wonder what it would have been like to be like them—the seeming majority of Harvard’s student body that, unlike me, isn’t first-gen, low-income, or a minority.