“The Making of a Mexican-American Dream
” looks at how one young woman faces the challenges of assimilation, identity, and acceptance in modern American culture. In this episode, I talk with author Sarah Menkedick about her story and what it says about America in 2017.
's writing has been featured in Harper's, Pacific Standard, Oxford American, Aeon, The Paris Review Daily, Guernica
, Amazon's Kindle Singles, and elsewhere. She is the founder of Vela
, an online magazine of nonfiction writing by women. Her first book, Homing Instincts
, is forthcoming from Pantheon on May 2nd.