Cover Photo: Album covers via Columbia/Sony Latin/Epic
Album covers via Columbia/Sony Latin/Epic

Shakira’s Crossover into American Music Taught Me to Reject My Latinx Roots—Then Reclaim Them

The arc of my journey with Shakira traces a path from veneration to rejection to reembrace.

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Tasha is a Colombian-American writer, journalist, and educator based in New York City. As a staff writer for The Bogotá Post, an English-language news outlet in the Colombian capital, she focused on gender and LGBT+ issues. She is a Bilingual MA candidate at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.