We are excited to officially launch the Libertad Journal
, a bilingual publication featuring narratives from the Yspaniola community, the Batey Libertad community, and their many intersections. The Libertad Journal will create a space for essays, short stories, and interviews to be shared, providing a unique new platform to share reflections, personal stories, and more from the batey. Our hope is to provide a context for engaging with the personal stories behind education, development work, and cultural exchange.
This month’s publication features an interview by former Yspaniola Princeton in Latin America fellow, Chelsea Muir, a short story by University Scholarship Program graduate Julio Louis, and an essay by former Yspaniola intern, Alex Machetanz.
The Libertad Journal is always looking for submissions of essays, interviews, short stories and photography, among other formats. If you are interested in submitting to the Libertad Journal, please write us at
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