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…

Why I’m Obsessed with Frida Kahlo

Born 6th June 1907 Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon. Died 13 June 1954 Frida Kahlo de Rivera.  Exactly a week after her birthday, Frida Kahlo’s body couldn’t any longer. Her spirit and the legacy she left us behind lives on.   Her grace… better known as “Frida Kahlo” Ahhh. *sighs* *swoons* This woman of such kindred spirit…

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…

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…

El Hombre Naranja

My feet hurt and my throat is dry. I realize how my voice is not enough and that action must be taken. Together, united, we stand. We will not be defeated.  I quickly reminisce to my days in flag football. I see now perhaps Trump may have been a play by the government or by…

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,…