A Year of Tiki Tiki Contributors

When I went into our archives in search of contributed essays that help define the year we’ve had here on the Tiki Tiki, I had planned to just grab 5. Obviously, I could not stop at 5, and I had a hard time stopping with this list.

I believe Contributed essays and videos are the heart of the Tiki Tiki, for they represent the variety of  voice, look and lifestyle among Latinas living in America. The works submitted here made us laugh and made us reflect, and we are grateful for the generosity of our amazing, talented and generous contributors.

Please take a moment to look back at the essays, maybe you’ll find some you missed, and if you love them as much as Marta and I do, please leave them a comment and visit their blogs.


A Year of Tiki Tiki Contributors:

Googling for Cultura by Liz Cerezo.

The Difference Between a Latino Kid Party and an Anglo Birthday Party by Señora López.

Mango Season by Lindsey Victoria Thompson.

A Little Respect, OK? By Nilki Benitez.

What are You? by Lizzie Bermudez.

soy de tortillas y tamales by Tessa Lemos.

Smart Latina vs. Sexy Latina by Maya Escobar.

She is Easy Book Fodder by Ailen Arreaza.

Tosotones 101: Or, How My American Boyfriend is Becoming a Cubanaso by Maria de Los Angeles.

A “Miss You” Card Gone Wrong, a video essay by Unknown Mami.

I Say Autobus, You Say GuaGua by Roxana Soto.

Trilingual Parrot, Monolingual Son by Jennifer Vides.

Ed. Note: The Tiki Tiki Blog turned a year in May 2010. This week, we take a look back at the best of the Tiki Tiki. Please take a moment to comment and share these posts with your friends.

If you’d like to contribute to the Tiki Tiki, our door is open.

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By Carrie on July 21, 2010 · Posted in the habla habla

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Sra. López says:

Fantastic list, and I’m not just saying that because I’m on it ;)

I’ve read most of these but I missed a few. I’m going to get a glass of horchata and sit down to enjoy them sometime this morning.

Tiki Tiki has been a source of some of the best quality reading I’ve done on the internet this year. Thanks to the contributors and the editors who make it so. Sigue Así!
Sra. López´s last [fabulousness] ..Let’s roll!

Posted on July 21st, 2010

Ana Lilian says:

Aw! What a great list of writers!

I better send a contribution in YA so I can be part of this group!
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Posted on July 21st, 2010

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Posted on July 21st, 2010

angelica perez says:

Happy Birthday Tiki Tiki!!!
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