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Life Outside the Bronx: 5 Things I Had to Learn AFTER Making It out of the ‘Hood

Let me start off with a blasphemous admission: I hated the Bronx. [Gasp!] A lot of people love to reminisce about it and even cross their arms into an X chanting “BX!”. And while it does give me a warm sense of pride and camaraderie to hear others boast about where we’re from, to me,…

Learning How to Swim as an Adult

Growing up in the Bronx, New York to Dominican-born-and-raised parents can make for an excellent recipe of stereotypes and cliches. One of which is that, unless you had easy accessibility to a pool or some other body of water, you probably never learned how to swim as a kid. So I found myself at 25… learning how…