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Welcome to the I Heart, real-life stories you can relate to written under the pen name Elizabeth Rose.

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Material Girl: Materialism vs. Indigenous Cultures in Mexico

First published in the Santa Barbara Sentinel After sailing to Topolobampo, Mexico, Jason and I took a bus to Los Mochis then an eight-hour train ride to the Copper Canyon (or, Barrancas del Cobre) in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. As we stepped off the train in a little town called Divisadero, we were submerged into a sea of people and vendors selling hot food, crafts, and souvenirs. The Raramuri (or Tarahumara) indigenous women, wearing floral-printed skirts and vibrant long-sleeve […]

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