Entries by JoAnnGerber

A Straddler's Journey

September 10, 2013 2:58 PM by JoAnn Gerber

JoAnne GerberYou could say that my journey as a Latina in America is from the perspective of a straddler.  At least, that’s how I would have described myself at one time – as someone having one foot in the U. S. and one toe in Mexico.  For years I was not quite convinced I belonged to either side. 

It was my mother who provided the connection.  She was born in a tent on September 16, 1929, the sixth child of my grandmother, a Mexican migrant farmworker, and the only one in ...

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