Kaneland Krier

Nepal en la frente: Leap of Faith

Nepal en la frente: Leap of Faith

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 22, 2019

     In 1980 my abuelita and abuelito moved their family across the US- Mexican border. Into a new culture. A new life. Twelve years later in 1992, my mom obtained her visa and moved to the US. Almost 40 years after the first of my family moved here, I will become a first generation graduate. ...

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

Nepal en la frente: Ancestors

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

May 7, 2019

I sometimes feel like a double agent. Stuck between two worlds. I feel like I’m constantly changing my skin with the ease of someone changing their shoes. Shifting from American to Mexican in an instant. I change my voice, my tone and myself. The ease with which I am constantly changing to fit in w...

Nepal en la frente: Measure of self-worth

Nepal en la frente: Measure of self-worth

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 30, 2019

I often times feel static in life. Unmoving in my hopes to become better. I made it my New Year’s, and really for the rest of my life, resolution to try to stop feeling like that. I am trying to be someone who can acknowledge that I have the personal power to shape my reality in the image that I wan...

Nepal en la frente: Letting go

Nepal en la frente: Letting go

By: Abril Salinas, Executive

April 13, 2019

Today I sat outside and painted. In my backyard between two trees the sun blended the colors together. In the grass, matted down from footsteps and snow, I layed down and counted the clouds. Heard the birds mixed in with the breeze and took a breath. Made friends with the trees. Allowed myself this ...