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…

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…

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…

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…

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…