Alex Zaragoza

Alex Zaragoza is a freelance writer out of San Diego covering arts, culture and music. She was raised on both sides of the border and works to share stories from the other side of the fence. Alex is into feminism, tacos and pop culture, and says "rad" a lot.

This year seems to be the year where I said “fuck likeability.” I can tell I’ve done a bang-up job by the number of people I’ve pissed off. more

Dec 26, 2017 1:54 PM There She Goz 1 Comments

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Men are trash. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it every day until my last dying breath. Sure, some men are less trash, but rest assured, all men are at least diet trash. more

Nov 28, 2017 3:48 PM There She Goz 11 Comments

What she loves is a purified, whitewashed version of our culture—a safe and romanticized Mexico she built for herself while vacationing in resorts and wintering in Sayulita. Then she tried to sell it back to a community. more

Oct 31, 2017 4:47 PM There She Goz 13 Comments


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I’m a cheater. While everyone else has stuck it out in San Diego, I blew the popsicle stand three months ago for our Chargers-thieving neighbors to the north. But I come back every other week for… more

Oct 17, 2017 4:46 PM Best of San Diego

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Here’s the thing though: What if someone isn’t exceptional? What if they’re ordinary and have made mistakes like any other teen or twenty-something? more

Oct 2, 2017 4:14 PM There She Goz 1 Comments


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For my own self-care, I’ve forced myself to disconnect whenever I can. My job forces me to keep an eye on the news for at least 10 hours a day, but I’ve made sure to back away from social media and news outlets for at least a couple hours after work. more

Sep 5, 2017 6:03 PM There She Goz


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The second my face felt the thick, clammy Havana air, my stress melted away. My contour makeup also melted away so my face looked like I’d just witnessed the opening of the Ark of the Covenant, minus the whole Nazi thing. more

Aug 7, 2017 1:29 PM , There She Goz


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The idea for La Frontera Unites was born out of the work Pons organized at La ColectiBA, a photography collective based out of Argentina that created pop-up shows with the aim of bringing community together. more

Jul 25, 2017 3:12 PM Features


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San Diego Pride is back, and every year I get the same sensation in the pit of my stomach as I do when Cinco de Mayo rolls around—a mix of Yay! Fun! and Oh God, how many offensive assholes are gonna ruin it? more

Jul 10, 2017 4:04 PM There She Goz 2 Comments

Bars are in my blood. Not because I’m an alcoholic, though I suppose that is debatable. I consulted the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders on this and my conclusion is... probably not? more

Jun 13, 2017 3:53 PM There She Goz 1 Comments

I grew up surrounded by this incessant criticizing of my body, just as every other woman has in varying degrees of nastiness and oppressiveness when factors like race, culture, size, privilege and class come in. more

May 16, 2017 3:48 PM There She Goz 2 Comments

In his short film, Aftermath, Perry tells the story of a band of bank robbers in the hours following a bank heist that’s gone terribly, terribly wrong. more

May 16, 2017 3:22 PM Seen Local


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Three years ago, Angie Beaulieu and Magz Lemaster came together to build a biking community for female-identifying individuals. more

Apr 25, 2017 5:57 PM Features


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“Hey there! You ever tried CBD oil?” I told her no, that I don’t really smoke weed. I’m more partial to alcohol. I’m a writer. I said that as if she knew writing and alcohol are bedfellows. more

Apr 17, 2017 4:20 PM There She Goz 1 Comments


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The Ovas, as they often refer to themselves, pose defiantly throwing up the Ovarian Psyco hand sign over their pelvis—each hand making an upside down “okay” sign to create the shape of a uterus and ovaries. more

Mar 21, 2017 5:45 PM Seen Local

A couple weeks ago, a few members of my family decided to do the unthinkable—spend a week together in New York City. more

Mar 20, 2017 4:44 PM There She Goz 3 Comments


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Laying on the hard concrete of the 805 freeway was a man, a white sheet covering his body. His dirty work boots and the cuffs of his jeans peaked out of the bottom. Just as we approached, two uniformed men walked up to his body. more

Feb 20, 2017 3:49 PM There She Goz


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When it comes to sex, I was a bit of a late bloomer. When my sexual awakening finally came, it came hard. And unlike a drunk dude’s dick, it remains hard. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:41 PM Love Issue


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On Jan. 21, we built a wall. A great big wall. But it was not the wall Donald Trump had envisioned. And I proudly helped build it. more

Jan 24, 2017 6:00 PM There She Goz 1 Comments


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Recently, the San Diego Union-Tribune published an opinion piece that originally ran in The Washington Post titled “How to make feminism great again.” more

Dec 27, 2016 12:45 PM There She Goz 1 Comments

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