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 NuyoricanWriter is a result of being a classroom teacher in NYC and my frustration with our education system. During my most difficult moments, many of which required me to personally face social injustices, I often questioned the whereabouts of contemporary Nuyorican voices. Here I was decades after the migration of so many Puerto Ricans to NYC, many of us first, second, or even third generation, yet many our struggles as a culture remained the same. And our voices are still smothered by a present identity and cultural crisis. Puerto Ricans are in crisis, not only on the island, but here in the United States, and New York City where I'm from. NuyoricanWriter is my form of activism and explores identity, culture, and race in a new age.