Sometimes I feel like a fake salvadoreƱa

I grew up in Los Angeles after my mother took me there from El Salvador on July 9, 1989. At that time there weren’t as many Salvadorans as there are now, and one of the first places I lived in was Compton. From what my mother told me, her plan was for us to be there for two years so she could learn English and how to use computers. We were extremely fortunate to have obtained tourist visas, meaning we skipped crossing Guatemala and Mexico to get to the US.

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Stuff you need to know before moving to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a great city and most of my immigrant and expat friends here stayed far longer than they planned (I know how that feels!). Moving to another country is no joke, and any immigrant would tell you so. The thing is, many who move to Buenos Aires consider themselves expats, and this denotes a sense of privilege immigrants and migrants don’t have.

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Why freelance writers ghost you (and some possible solutions)

Anyone can get ghosted, even the best-paying clients. Is this dumb? Absolutely. Are the reasons always bad? Yeah. Like any industry freelance writers sometimes bail and it hurts both our and our (former) client’s reputations. I’m going to confess that in my dumber days I ghosted a client for a gig that paid $200. I never did that to anyone again though. After asking for advice from other colleagues I’ve devised a system to help me avoid doing this.

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