La Misma

La Misma

La Misma is calligraphy cut from sterling silver. The passage is a line from the poem “But” by Audrey Ruiz, a classmate of mine.“I can’t speak Spanish, pero sé que la misma sangre de mis antepasados latinos corre por mis venas.” In this piece I wanted to look at the history of Spanish in the United States. I wanted to start the discussion of how do we learn and teach Spanish to Latinos in the US when it was something that was forcibly taken out of the education system for generations, and what does it mean to be a non-spanish speaking Latino? 

Jewelry- Merryn Alaka 

Poetry- Audrey Ruiz