Back by popular demand: Mi Triqui: Life in Three Languages.
Several people contacted me on Twitter after blip.tv took down this old video. So here it is!
This is the story of Bernandina Hernandez, a 23-year-old Hollister woman who speaks three languages: English, Spanish and Triqui. It was a third of my masters thesis at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
I met Bernadina and her family at an indigenous cultural celebration at a Catholic church in Windsor, while on assignment at my part-time job reporting for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. After the Mass, the long speeches, and the traditional Oaxacan dances, I interviewed Bernadina, got a glimpse of her life and knew she would be good on video and worth following around for a few days.