Many of us may pine to go home again. But is home a real place, a not-be-messed with memory, or an attitude?
"I'm from the Bronx" -- at once charming, poignant, and empowering -- explores how half-Cuban Lillian Rodriguez claims her place in the New York City universe despite disturbing change/gentrification. It's a struggle between old and new, a struggle as old as The New World itself. She shares a personal odyssey framed by an inextinguishable attitude. She knows not to step on fresh white sneakers. She's from the Bronx!
Most importantly, Lillian Rodriguez learned that she had a voice and how to use it:
Survival of the fittest, indeed!
("The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. It is also known as Bronx County, the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated. Located north of Manhattan and Queens, and south of Westchester County, the Bronx is the only borough that is located primarily on the mainland (a very small portion of Manhattan, the Marble Hill neighborhood, is physically located on the mainland, due to the rerouting of the Harlem River in 1897). The Bronx's population is 1,400,761 according to the 2010 United States Census. The borough has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km2), making it the fourth-largest in land area of the five boroughs, the fourth most populated, and the third-highest in density of population.")