Marisol Cortez

Marisol Cortez
Marisol Cortez

Marisol Cortez, PhD, writes across genre about place and power for all the borderwalking weirdos out there. She is the author of Luz at Midnight and co-editor of Deceleration.

Weekly Witness: Tent Courts and Sick Babies

“Tent Courts” in Brownsville, Texas. Image: Lee Goodman. Marisol Cortez In this Weekly Witness series, we share some of the most significant messages posted to the public Facebook group Witness: Tornillo. Target: MPP by volunteers who have staked themselves outside the tent cities and detention facilities of the Trump Administration’s child internment policies….

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In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part Two)

Elmendorf Lake: Birds at dusk. Image: Richard Vasquez Bird-dispersing chemical warfare comes to the Westside’s little Aztlan, our ‘place of herons.’ Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for part one, a dispatch from Brackenridge Park. Marisol Cortez Roosting together on a mid-March Sunday evening, the birds of Bird Island…

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In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part One)

Great White Egret at Brackenridge Park. Image: Alesia Garlock How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, “Place of Herons,” here. Marisol Cortez In 1962, Rachel Carson—government scientist, nature writer, breast cancer…

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