Puertorriqueña • Senior Writer, @TheCut + @NYMag • Founder, Latinas in Journalism Mentorship Program • Contact me at email@example.com, DM for Signal
Oct 4, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Dudes can talk to me about it being a "scary time for men" once most of you have a panic attack after being followed by a menacing stranger up the stairs of your building who only backs off because you ring the bell of your empty apartment hoping they think someone is there
Before you call me ~hysterical~ know that I know what being followed feels like and don't need to explain this shit but:
This man was sitting in the stairs, looking out of it, and began following me up to my apartment when I didn't answer to his "hey." I sped up and so did he.
Sep 27, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Unlike so many other women I know, I’ve never been assaulted. Here’s why:
I’ve had bad sex that was not equitable, but wasn’t assault or in the gray area. I recently realized someone once tried to spike my drink, but nothing happened. I’ve never faced what 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have lived through.
And it all boils down to dumb fucking luck.
Sep 26, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
A master class on how to scrape the bottom of the SEO barrel while still disrespecting Jane Mayer, who’s been a star reporter longer than Ronan has been alive!!!!
When we said, “Maybe everyone should credit Jane Mayer as Ronan Farrow’s partner in all these stories instead of erasing her work” we didn’t mean “Write a story for Google that neglects to mention her name in the headline and erases her work anyway.”
Sep 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
A year ago, life changed in Puerto Rico forever. Hurricane Maria, with its unforgivable rain and winds, was just the beginning of a long journey.
I talked with women who survived the storm, to reflect on it one year later. Here are the stories of Maria. refinery29.com/en-us/2018/09/…
More than 50 women reached out with their experiences. Among them is a pregnant woman who drank water from fallen coconuts to survive, a mother of two who escaped through a window after the ocean flooded her house, and a woman who lost four family members. refinery29.com/en-us/2018/09/…
After last night’s panel with @MMViverito and @AlanAAja1, I’ve been thinking a lot about Melissa mentioning that Puerto Ricans in the island and the diaspora are still struggling with the trauma of Hurricane Maria.
It’s so difficult to put into words how the storm and its aftermath shook our community. But just know that almost a year later, we are still mourning.
With that in mind I gotta say something in English and Spanish.
In a desperate attempt to defend his administration's pathetic response to Hurricane Maria, President Trump is DENYING that dead U.S. citizens are indeed dead — despite all the evidence.
He has absolutely no compassion and if you defend this despicable tweet, you can fuck off.
Sep 2, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The Oversight Board (La Junta) is asking Rosselló to increase tuition for the University of Puerto Rico, eliminate full rides for athletes and others, cut down benefits for staffers, among other changes.
Meanwhile, the Junta director is making $625K. primerahora.com/noticias/gobie…
They keep introducing austerity measures that deeply impact your every day Puerto Rican, while earning hefty salaries and spending millions of taxpayer money to contractors, most of whom are not from Puerto Rico.
Mollie Tibbetts’ dad speaks up on how her death has been co-opted: “Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist.” desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/…
After an undocumented man was charged in connection to Mollie Tibbetts’ death, her memory has been used to further a hardline immigration agenda.
The news that 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria broke around 11 a.m. EST yesterday. President Trump has tweeted 16 times since then.
He hasn't mentioned Puerto Rico or the death toll once.
I wish I was surprised by President Trump's silence, but I'm not. He tweeted just four times about Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico right after the storm. In that same time frame, he posted about the NFL/national anthem controversy more than 20 times. refinery29.com/2017/09/173635…
Aug 29, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Honestly you can keep your performative hashtag r*sistance reaction to the Hurricane Maria death toll. Most Americans haven’t cared about Puerto Rico for 120 years. Stop pretending you care now.
If it wasn’t for the fact Trump is a deeply unpopular president, most of you hashtag r*sistance folks wouldn’t speak up about the situation in Puerto Rico.
Aug 21, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
What happened to Mollie Tibbetts is heartbreaking and justice must be served.
But it’s so shameful for the Trump administration to latch on to this tragedy to further their hardline immigration agenda, just like the did with the death of Kate Steinle.
What a shocker: "Between August 9 and 13, all three networks combined discussed the revised Puerto Rican death toll number for less than 45 minutes."
The way that Puerto Rico was ignored and replaced with coverage of the Omarosa drama and the white nationalist rally is something has been happening over and over and over again.
It's truly disappointing (yet not surprising) that @terrence_mccoy learned absolutely nothing from all the concerns expressed by his Latinx colleagues. The way he brushed them over in this interview is truly astounding.
For all his talk about his subject's "white racial anxiety," McCoy doesn't mention once in this interview that Fredericksburg, PA remains 95% percent white. The only place his subject is "in the minority" is in the chicken factory. (This fact was also buried in the story.)
Aug 13, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Trump's fixation on women's appearances is nothing new. In his world, a woman's looks is the only currency that counts — take that away from women and you take away their value.
For example, he surrounds himself with women that have very specific physical features. @maria_delrusso breaks it down in this story: "The women in Trump's circle embody a more hyper-fem style akin to a pageant girl."
Today @NAHJ issued a statement about its concerns over the "inaccurate portrayal of the Latino community" in @terrence_mccoy's piece about the two Pennsylvania white workers who "struggled" to adapt at a chicken plant that employs mostly Latinxs.
Most Latinx journalists I know had serious concerns about this piece and I'm glad the @NAHJ leadership echoed our feelings.
Aug 3, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Child, you should drop the "I'm a political commentator" scam and go back to school to learn some U.S. history.
Hey @BetsyDeVosED, I BEG YOU.
News that a migrant toddler died after being released from ICE's custody prompted advocates to continue warning people about the subpar facility conditions and inadequate medical services in many detention centers across the U.S.
There seems to be some confusion over when the #AbolishICE movement began or who started it, so let's clear the record: The idea of eliminating the controversial agency has been pushed by immigrants' rights advocates for years.
When ICE was created in '03, it alarmed some. But when Obama expanded and solidified its power, the idea of eliminating it became mainstream among immigration advocates thanks to the work of organizations such as @ConMijente, @UNITEDWEDREAM and more.