Letter to Second and Third Generations

First off… Thank you. THANK YOU. Sincerely, thank you. For dealing with all the pressure of succeeding. For having to learn the alphabet on your own, and not having many resources as your friend Sally because her parents spoke English and were welcomed into the community. For coming home and not understanding the homework, so…

Letter to the Anxiety-Ridden Individual

  Let’s differentiate between anxiety and depression, and also come to a realization people have severe anxiety AND depression, some people have severe anxiety, some people have severe depression, some people have anxiety because of depression, some people have depression because of anxiety, etc.   DEPRESSION is the darkest of clouds obscuring the sun. You…

UNHINGED.

Mexicana. Buddhist. Liberal/Hippie. Millennial. Woman. I am every stereotype. The worst kind of labels. I am everything people fear: Diversity. Some people confuse diversity with dissonance. I am here to debunk the myths you may have. I am a child of two Mexican immigrants. I  am PROUDLY a child of the sun. Mexico=Motherland. I hold…

St. Valentin

             Today is the day before Valentine’s Day and I have mixed feelings about this capitalistic holiday that originated in Rome for a Christian martyr–St. Valentine. The Valentine’s Day industry is at an all-time high. $17.3 billion revenue, $134 per person average.  Everyone deserves love. Everyone deserves recognition, appreciation, and…

Letter to My Loves Who Are Up All Night

I jotted down a few tips that will hopefully improve your sleep schedule. I am a work in progress too, but I constantly have night terrors… I’ll let you know when I’m fully in control 😉 I’m nocturnal. I work the best at night, but I also have developed a habit of associating my bed with…