Brown / Orgullo Renacido

Can I just first say that I can't remember the last time I was this nervous to post my thoughts? I wanna put that out there. Like, literally, I'm experiencing anxiety as I type this intro to the video below. I'm trying to find as many words to put in between this text and my [...]


If you won’t have us…

*This reflection was written as a direct response to anti-immigrant and anti-Latinx ideologies spread by recent (and, if we're being honest with ourselves, not-so-recent) political and national events. There is mostly anger and resentment reflected here. But this is only a small fraction of the emotions I've felt over the past few months, cycling through [...]

fight the flight — or where I’ve been

So according to my WordPress notifications, I started this journey 4 years ago, with ramblings at midnight, taking a leap of faith that included putting myself out there, out here, in the interweb, open to judgment from friends and strangers. For the most part, I think it's worked out. I've gotten to hear from people [...]

Go out and get busy. — or as i am…in this moment.

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. GO out and get busy." Dale Carnegie i miss being motivated. i miss working out every day. i miss eating healthy.  i miss praying daily. i miss dancing. i miss enjoying football or watching movies or reading. i miss being able [...]

Confession #5: I’m actually not scared of commitment…it’s true. really.

Confession #5: I’m actually not scared of commitment…it's true. really. Contrary to popular belief (mostly supported by me), I’m actually not scared of commitment. It’s actually abandonment that scares me shitless. Yup, true story. I can go into the whole insecure attachment-childhood-experiences-teenage-years-and-heartbreak excuses behind it all…but I won’t. it takes too much energy. And, at [...]