Natasha Riddle Romero was born in San Salvador, El Salvador to an American father and a Salvadorian mother. She grew up in the highlands of Guatemala until she was thirteen and moved to rust-belt Indiana. She is interested in exploring the cross-cultural as it relates to trauma and political collective memories and the intersections of race, class, gender, and cultural identity. This piece is part of a larger memoir in progress about her family’s relationship to personal and historical trauma. She received her BA in Literature and Cinema Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Future projects include a piece on how blockchain technology can help decolonize Guatemalan national cinema.