Alexandra Rosas


Alexandra Rosas is a contributing author to the HerStories Project as well as other anthologies. She writes for the The Huffington Post and is the Milwaukee GrandSLAM storytelling champion for TheMoth and proudly presents with them as a MainStage StoryTeller. She is also producer of the Listen To Your Mother Show in Milwaukee. She lives with her husband and three children in Cedarburg.

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Even though school has already started in some places, the beginning of September is the time most of us remember as the traditional start of the new school year. And many of us remember one particular teacher who made us excited to return.

For Lake Effect essayist Alexandra Rosas, it was Miss Quill, her second grade teacher, who always comes to mind each September. Rosas says she was one of the great ones - a teacher who went beyond her job description:

English is not my first language, Spanish is.

Alexandra Rosas

Holiday displays like the one at the BMO Harris building often shape our memories of the season and remain with us long after we’re no longer children. But sometimes different memories define the perfect Christmas for us, as essayist Alexandra Rosas discovers:

On a thin carpet over bare wood floors, my brother and I sat and waited. Buzzing with anticipation, our   eyes wide, giggling, with our fingers in our mouths. It was Christmas Eve, and my entire family was sitting around our tinsel covered, brightly lit Christmas tree.

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Lake Effect essayist Alexandra Rosas comes from a more recent immigrant family – having come here from Colombia in the 1960s. She remembers her family’s first Thanksgiving as assimilating Americans.

Essay: Fred and Me

Oct 30, 2014
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Although some towns in the area have already celebrated their Halloween, tomorrow marks the actual all hallows eve.