Zoe D. Ortiz

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The Moments We Remember Most

If you seek the most complete account of our time here, you have to remember the joy we felt — a necessary antidote to the bitter poison we faced. Sometimes they came in small bursts, sometimes large ones, but either way they sustained us.

Whose Harvard? Yours.

We have pushed for this community to be a familia and that is the beauty we hope you see when you come here.

Los Vendidos, The Sellouts

At home, getting a well-paying job is what it meant to be successful. It was the purpose of my education. At school, getting a well-paying private sector job is what it meant to “forget” where I come from.

Breaking Latinx Gender Roles

In order to change it we must constantly push back against the ways our community attempts to fit everyone into molds that should have never been created.

When’d You Start Caring About Immigrants?

I worry about the day when progressives protected by their citizenship, will close their eyes and look back at Trump as one small blip in an otherwise perfect world.

Creating Community, Losing Ourselves

The Latinx community suffers when people don’t stick around to invest in it, but investing in it burns people out to the point where they don’t want to stick around.

Breaking Our Silence

For the sake of the organization, we treat these problems like secrets and speak of them only in whispers.

​Our Cultures Are Not at Your Service

Support us first. Then ask us to introduce you to our worlds.

Not Latinx Enough

Those that seek to police or undermine this must be ignored because a Latinx identity is not something that fits into a box or a neat list of descriptors.