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 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…

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…

Brujeria or Intuition?

Has anyone heard of lucid dreaming? Or seen the movie “Inception” where DiCaprio still did not receive an award?  If you haven’t–Lucid dreaming is basically controlling your dreams. I came across an interesting man while waiting for my plane to take off to Vegas. Lucid dreaming is basically controlling your dreams. I came across an…

Coast to Coast

“Once you live in New York for years or a month, it doesn’t matter. You’re a New Yorker. You could move… you could run away all you want, but your heart remains.”  -My boss after asking me where I’m from. I answered “Vegas.” instead of the borough.                 The…

“I Believe In A Thing Called Love”

“I Believe In A Thing Called Love” I love that classic rock song. The instrumental, the lyrics although very inappropriate for an eight-year-old (which is the age I’m estimating I heard the song) and the generation the song was born from. However, love, reproduction, and repopulation have been an occurrence since the beginning of time. Thanks,…