By Alondra Jimenez
Editor’s Note: Erika Castellanos, 22, is the youth coordinator and event coordinator for Raices Cultura, an art-based organization that provides a safe space for local youth in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
The author’s sister, Julieta, making memelas for the family.
By Maricruz Cabrera, Coachella Unincorporated
The sides of my thumbs feel the burning sting as I gently dig through the soft dough of the homemade memelas.