Author: Yasmina Alpargatas
My name is Yasmina Alpargatas, I am a mixed woman of the diaspora, of East African/Gujarati Indian and Uruguayan/Italian/Spanish/Guarani ancestry, born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
I can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve got to walk out of my job. Every day, it feels less and less right, being there. Every day I’m capable of taking less shit. I’m opening my mouth and speaking out. I just can’t hold it in any longer. The culture of my work is soul crushing, and she is crying out to be released. The irony is that she sits in a cage whose door is open. And it is my mind who has been blind and is only now beginning to see the opening.
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