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“La tierra es de quien la trabaja”

“La tierra es de quien la trabaja” by Eileen Jimenez My mother is Maria Cruz, my grandmother is Eloisa and my great-grandmother is Isidora, matriarchs of the Ñätho (Otomí peoples Indigenous to the Michoacan/Guanajuato area in Mexico). My name is Eileen Jimenez. One of my favorite quotes is by the… [ Keep reading ]

Growing up at the Monterrey Restaurant

Growing up at the Monterrey Restaurant by Aeon Corvidae My brother Jeremy and I had the special privilege to grow up the same way as my mom and her siblings. We never had to worry about what we would eat, or if we would have food on the table. My… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Start with Mofongo

Let’s Start with Mofongo by Gabriel-Bello Lawrence-Diaz “Boriqua!” is what I yell with pride. Coming to Seattle was an unexpected exploration of my identity that I didn’t know I was looking for or needed. It crept from my peripheral to a magnetic bullseye of purpose. This wasn’t a distraction or… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: My Grandfather’s Queue

My Grandfather’s Queue By Elana Lim In the fall of 2005, when our oldest son was twelve, I took an afternoon off from the startup where I worked as an executive to chaperone his class, 50 raucous sixth graders from Seattle Academy, on an excursion to the Wing Luke Museum…. [ Keep reading ]

“All Are Welcome:” Ethiopian Immigrant, Girma Toke, Embraces Community Gardening at Westcrest P-Patch

Girma Toke, Westcrest P-Patch How long have you been gardening at the Westcrest P-Patch? I am from Ethiopia and have been here in Seattle for six years. I have been at the garden for two years. At the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, I was laid off from my work…. [ Keep reading ]

Community Gardener, Thuy-Van, Pursues Pandemic Project to Remove Invasive Species

Thuy-Van Vu, Fremont P-Patch How long have you been gardening at Fremont P-Patch I’ve only been here for a little over a year. I had a plot here years ago, but my son was really little, and it wasn’t the right time to get invested in a garden. We had… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Somos Vecinos y El Maestro de Español

Somos Vecinos y El Maestro de Español by Paco Díaz English Siempre he visto a un maestro como una persona comprometida, con preparación y vocación, ya que tienen una gran responsabilidad. También con la gran oportunidad para construir puentes entre las personas con las que interactúa, conocer y compartir muchas historias… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second

Minidoka is the First Camp Your Grandma is Incarcerated in, Crystal City is the Second By Troy Osaki You thumb through your grandma’s yearbook from when her middle school-self wore whatever dress her mother could conjure. Maybe it belonged to a neighbor girl from another barrack who grew out of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: The CD

The CD By Princess Shareef My parents migrated to Seattle from Texas in 1948 along with many other African American families after WWII. My father, a veteran, used his VA loan and bought the house on Alder Street for $28,000. He and other Black men worked in the shipyards unloading… [ Keep reading ]

Partner Profile: Stacy Nguyen Creative

If you are looking for a business to execute a mass mailing to 10,000 anonymous people, don’t call Stacy Nguyen–she won’t take the job. “We’re not good at direct marketing or lots of repetitive touchpoints,” she says. “It’s just not the way we work.” But, when you find yourself spinning… [ Keep reading ]