From #PueblaYork to #OaxaCalifornia
I live in NYC, and I have to admit, it had been a long time since I spent time in L.A., close to a decade.
In 2008, I visited my tía abuela who lived in Orange County. She drove me up to L.A. to see Olvera Street and a quick drive through Boyle Heights. It’s been a decade since then, and this summer I had a few days and a rental car, so I saw some things. I had some taco literacy work to do, but more than that, I wanted to learn more about the gente, to visit some places that have been mythologized for me, a Chicano from rural Arizona.
Califas, as I heard y’all refer to yourselves, I had come to get to know you better.