Like many in the United States I identify as Latino. Yet, if we put slight pressure on this identity category, it falls short. I’m Mexican-American, Guatemalan-American, and Irish-American. I’m GuaMex-Irish U.S. American. I’m of the hyphen. I create the hyphen. I activate the hyphen—a hyphen that signals how Latinas/os actively and constantly transform U.S. American identity categories themselves.

This essay may be found on page 89 of the printed volume.

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