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Covid-19 has robbed many immigrant families of the right to be buried in a way consistent with their values and traditions

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Our Dominican culture conflates love with touch, but I want my daughter to feel like she has a choice

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Since I gave birth to my daughter, people think I’m her biological mother — I’m not.

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Having two babies at very different times in my life has shown me firsthand how racism and poverty affect new parents

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Katie Acosta

I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle

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