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Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Alicia:

Mother reunites with children separated at border

Keldy Mabel Gonzáles Brebe de Zúniga was separated from her children when she arrived in the U.S. from Honduras, but she was recently reunited with them. → Read More

Trump ends his presidency like he began it: scapegoating people of color

The biggest lie of the Trump administration is that the greatest threat to the U.S. came from outside, rather than from within. → Read More

Maine Rep. Sara Gideon On Why She Wants To Replace Susan Collins In the Senate

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is up for re-election in 2020, and Sara Gideon is running to be the Democratic candidate to take her on. Gideon’s foray into electoral politics began less than a decade ago, when the mother of three came home to an… → Read More

Carmen Yulin Cruz On Puerto Rico's Future & What She Learned From Tangling With Trump

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, rose to national prominence in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Her media savvy, especially the television appearances in which she donned a black T-shirt with the white letters, “HELP US,… → Read More

Kamala Harris Talks Teacher Pay, Decriminalizing Sex Work & Student Debt

On Tuesday, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled a teacher pay plan that would give America’s public school teachers a big raise, marking the first major policy rollout of her campaign. The proposal calls for federal and state… → Read More

Patrisse Cullors Has Already Changed America, But There Are More Rules She Wants Broken

Patrisse Cullors is an organizer, artist, and freedom fighter. In 2013, following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, Patrisse co-founded Black Lives Matter. As the movement to combat anti-Black racism grew, Patrisse's… → Read More

'Orange Is The New Black's Jackie Cruz Is Done Playing By Hollywood's Rules

When Jackie Cruz shows up at our Bustle studio, she greets every staff member with a big hug. We’ve been trying to find a date to get together for months, which is challenging when you’re as busy as Jackie Cruz. Orange Is the New Black is entering it… → Read More

Why I Wanted To Make Bustle's New Podcast, 'Latina To Latina'

As a television host at a channel aimed at Latinx TV viewers, I interviewed a lot of Latina celebrities and newsmakers. In on-air interviews, we’d talk about their recent projects and the issues they were passionate about, and then, after the lights … → Read More

Millennials On SNAP Say Trump's "Blue Apron" Boxes Humiliate Them (& Their Children)

Chelsea*, a 26-year-old nursing assistant and single mother in Pennsylvania, is one of the 42 million Americans who benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the national program formerly known as food stamps, that provides … → Read More

Inside The Secret Network Of "Sanctuary Homes" For Immigrants In Trump's America

Luz has cared for Amy's young children for two years.* But after Donald Trump's election, the relationship between the two women changed. Their conversations shifted from the kids' favorite toys and bedtimes, to discussions about immigration and the … → Read More

When Your Best Friend Is A DREAMer, Your Life Is Changed Forever, Too

This week, Congress will determine the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came to the United States as minors, known as DREAMers. In September, the Trump administration announced that it was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arr… → Read More

How Women Will Change Politics In 2018 (And Why)

From the Women’s March to the #MeToo Movement, this year women drove monumental change. They organized in Facebook groups, on Twitter, and in protests across the country, redefining what activism looks like in the 21st century. Countless women came f… → Read More

What Black Women Running For Office Are Up Against

“African American women are the backbone of the Democratic Party,” an ecstatic Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said not once, but twice on a press call Wednesday. Perez was stating the undeniable: 98 percent of black women vote… → Read More

Alyssa Milano Plans To Run For Office. Until Then, She’s Running On Fire.

In 2034, don’t be surprised if Alyssa Milano runs for U.S. Senate. But right now, the actor and activist is fending off attacks from the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. How does a celebrity tick off the head of a massive governme… → Read More

This Is What Life Is Like When Trump Gives You A Few Months To Get Out

Lys Isma has an organic chemistry final on Wednesday. Any other week, that might be the biggest source of stress for the 22-year-old Haitian immigrant and college student, but this week, her life has been turned upside down. On Monday, the Department… → Read More

Alicia Menendez

Alicia Menendez is an anchor and special correspondent for Fusion, where she covers stories at the intersection of politics and pop culture. Named "Broadcast Journalism's New Gladiator" by Elle Magazine, and "Ms. Millennial" by The Washington Post, Alicia has emerged as one of the most influential voices of her generation. Originally from Union City, NJ, Alicia graduated from Harvard College… → Read More

Despite Donald Trump, 2016 could be a big year for women up and down the ballot

Though women will still be woefully underrepresented in both chambers, 2016 may see historically high numbers of women in both the House and Senate. → Read More

Why are 10-year-olds having babies in Guatemala?

In 2014, 17,000 girls between ages 10 and 19 become pregnant in Guatemala, 5,000 of which were under the age of 15. → Read More

The owner of New York's famous Katz’s Deli is a 27-year-old meat king

Before we even sat down for our interview with Jake Dell, the youngest-ever owner of Katz’s Deli, he had one question: “You a pastrami or corned beef kind of girl?” And that’s Jake Dell in a sentence. → Read More

This English lady will hold a séance to meet the spirit of your haunted doll

This may sound a little fishy, but according to a recent <a href="" target="_blank">article in Vice UK</a>, there’s a lucrative market on eBay for haunted dolls. → Read More