Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Interview With “Bully” Director Lee Hirsch

By Janice Fuentes, Our Tiempo While I enjoy a pleasant conversation with Kelby, one of the subjects in the much anticipated documentary “Bully”, the movie’s director, a very tired Lee Hirsch joins us for a more formal interview process.  After introductions are dispensed with, it’s clear to me that this has been a long day

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

How “Yo’ Momma’s So Fat” Jokes Made Me A Better Person

I think I grew up within the generation that had it socially tougher than my parents, but not as easy as our children. Sure, my parents had to cross a border in the dead of night, but...

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Latino Kids In Alabama Bullied Since Immigration Law Passed

It should come as no surprise that, in the wake of Alabama’s anti-Latino immigrant law, sentiments towards Latinos in that state are becoming less than civil. If it wasn’t something you expected would happen in wake of...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

How My Mother Saved Me From My Mexican Kindergarten Bully

I had a horrible time in Mexican Kindergarten. Much of it had it can be blamed on me. I had not developed any kind of social instincts at the age of five. I was easily distracted. I...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Bullying In School, You Gotta Nip It In The Bud

When I was in sixth grade, there was a girl in school that decided I was someone she could pick on. My parents had moved my sisters and I to a new neighborhood from another part of...