Life in the Hyphen

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Maria Servellón describes it as “living in the hyphen”: Having multiple identities, whether it’s race, gender, religion, culture, or sexual orientation.

Servellón, who teaches digital media at Northeastern, is a first-generation, Salvadoran-American from Boston. She says hyphens are something she has become accustomed to; she moves through the world as both a Latina woman and a first-generation every day. Over time, it became the center of her fascination.

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