Cover Photo: An illustration of two men—one white, one Mexican—observing a larger-than-human medallion with the image of a grandmother as the Mother Cabrini in a gallery of Mesoamerican artifacts
Illustration by Kim Salt for Catapult

The Moon’s Navel

“You’re Mexican!” he said a little too enthusiastically, like I was just what he’d been looking for. I worried that he was going to put me in his museum or something.




How is anyone from here?

How stupid,



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