Dear Morena,

Madre tierra canta por ti. The motherland sings for you.

Dear Mami,

I have hidden things from you that you simply do not need to know. Why would I want to break my mother’s heart? I could feel the fear in your voice when I told you I was at my first protest But you couldn’t tell me not to do it. You didn’t have the heart…

A Ray of Light

I’ve wanted to write and express myself but the words can’t be formulated right now. I do want to celebrate myself though! I’ll be reading my poetry to an audience. April is National Poetry Month and St. Joseph’s Academic Center kicked off their reading series. I decided to submit my work and my work was…

STP 02/19/2017

12:14AM 02/19/2017   Caves   I had already felt the shell of myself tightening And you decided to break the cave inwards   Diaspora   Child of the universe, Lotus of the water and the mud, Roots that are deep in the earth, Wings as vibrant and forceful of the wind, Where do you find…

STP 03/31/2017

11:30 P.M. 03/31/2017 Tribal Instinct It takes a whole village to raise a child. That child may become a hunter, A gatherer, A healer, A teacher, But in that same village, There is a chief who was once a child And the chief is a jack of all trades Transcending From angry words, You are…

Menstrual Cramps? Aches? Bruises? Try These Remedies!

It’s your friendly neighborhood Chicana…. again. At 3:17 A.M. My mind is running a million miles per minute and I have a large to-do list. This blog post wasn’t on there yet here we are. Thanks for your time as always!     Run a bandana, a face towel, or piece of fabric that is…

#ReformThe13th

Thank you, Ava DuVernay.   A sincere round of applause for yet another stunning film. Please everyone reading this, go watch 13th on Netflix. I have no words to encompass this film as a whole. I cried, I got angry, I nodded my head, and now is the time for action. My ideas have sprouted…

Letter to Victims of Sexual Abuse/Rape

This post will be uncomfortable. This post is realistic. This post will be unapologetic (as always.) Women, men, and in-betweeners… I love you. You are not alone.  You are either reading this blog post because: A) Curiosity killed the cat B) You are a victim C) Someone you love has been a victim Either way, thank…

Dear Aphasone,

*cue the music* “Amigas. Cheetahs. Friends. For. Life” A HUGE thank you to my family and friends offering their encouragement and positivity for my blog. I love you and appreciate you for being you. I appreciate the people who took the time out of their day to peer into my mind.   I wanted to…

You Can Have Roots and Wings.

I went to Nicaragua in January and this was the only country I have visited besides the motherland. I developed such a deep appreciation for my roots, the motherland of Mexico, and have been exercising it ever since. I have been labeled as Latina, Hispanic, but no. Enough of that whole stigma. Enough of that…