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.
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.