My name is Fabiola, and I live in my own little corner of the heart of Mexico. I’m married to a wonderful, tall, dark, handsome, and very Mexican man. I have three beautiful Mexican children, and a Mexican cat. We are a regular Mexican family, but we don’t eat chimichangas, we don’t party on Cinco de Mayo, we never wear sombreros, and nobody is planning to jump the border. In fact, the border is so far away, it might as well be on another planet.
Yes, that’s me! FYI, I only dressed like that because I was going to a theme party. My outfit was a hit!
Lately, it strikes me that Mexico is being portrayed as a cartel-ridden, violent, tourist death trap. I agree there are dangerous parts, but that is only one side of the story. It’s natural that only the negative side of Mexico is being broadcast to the world. After all, who wants to hear that nothing gruesome happened today in my hometown? Boring! That’s not the sort of news the media crave, but the truth is that there are millions of things in Mexico that are wonderful and fascinating, and have nothing to do drugs, violence, and organized crime.
My mission is to write about my home, my family life and my experiences in Mexico in order to help others gain a deeper understanding about my people and my country. I do this because there are many myths and misconceptions about my country that really need to die, and I hope I can get you to see a different, more intimate side of it. No politics, no cartels, no violence, but only the wonderful part of Mexico that I love.