Bernice Sosa Izquierdo

11/23/11 Bernice Sosa Izquierdo

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City you live in: Brooklyn, NY native. Currently residing in North Bergen, NJ. English/Spanish/ Spanglish? All of the above, ASL (American Sign Language) and poetry. The more languages, the better! Favorite Latin food you can’t live without: Mofongo de camaron, arroz con gandules, pasteles y pastelitos de guava.. What is your...

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Sorymal Rivera

11/04/11 Sorymal Rivera

Posted in Puerto Rican

City you live in: I currently reside in Philadelphia. English/Spanish/Spanglish: I tend to speak more English than Spanish unless I’m around family. I’ve also been known to speak Spanglish. There are just some words and phrases that don’t translate properly! Favorite Latin food you can’t live without: I cannot live...

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Raquel Dailey-Parham

09/28/11 Raquel Dailey-Parham

Posted in Puerto Rican

City you live in: I live in Chicago, Illinois. English/Spanish/Spanglish: English/Some Spanish. Favorite Latin food you can’t live without: It’s hard to only name one! I definitely can’t live without my mother’s Arroz con Pollo and platanos. What is your Latina contradiction? I don’t know if this would be a Latina...

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Mabani Hernandez

09/26/11 Mabani Hernandez

Posted in Puerto Rican

City you live in: We just moved to Columbus, Georgia (My husband is Military so we move every few years)- before moving here we lived in Hawaii for 9 years. English/Spanish/Spanglish: I speak all three depending on who I am talking to. I learned Spanish first, and then when we moved to the States I was taught English in school, but...

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Barbara Maldonado

09/23/11 Barbara Maldonado

Posted in Puerto Rican

City you live in: Chicago, IL. English/Spanish/Spanglish: English, trying to return to Spanish roots. Favorite Latin food you can’t live without: Mofongo. What is your Latina contradiction? I sometimes feel like an outsider since I have lived in the United States most of my life and lost my Spanish. I am trying to regain my...

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Janesa Velazquez-Jara

09/21/11 Janesa Velazquez-Jara

Posted in Puerto Rican

City you live in: Central Islip, NY (Long Island). English/Spanish/Spanglish: English and Spanglish. I was raised primarily by my maternal grandparents. During their days, assimilation was essential. Being multilingual then was not a source of pride nor a desirable professional trait so the duality and fluency of languages was,...

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