I want to share a secret..

I want to share a secret whisper it in your ear put it out into the universe just loud enough for me to hear speak it into existence create it as I say it I want to share a secret to admit to you my hope a dream I might keep dreaming and act to [...]

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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 [...]

Maybe it’s pride, but…

Transitions can bring about the good, the bad, and the ugly. They can show you what you're made of. They can illuminate the true nature of certain relationships in your life. They can drive you a bit crazy. Or they can fill you with confidence. They can also knock you on your ass. We've all [...]

Roots.

[words & happy] *inspired by recent discovery of a thought-provoking lyricist from my hometown, not-so-recent spoken word performances that stole my heart and fueled my thoughts. and moments where words are filling my head in a way that hasn't happened in a while. mostly, I thought I'd share where I began, with words in the [...]

words for a (wo)man.

[on gender & happy] “It's definitely difficult being a woman and growing up a girl. When you're graceful, people say you lack personality; when you're serene, people say you're boring; when you're confident, people say you're arrogant; when you're feminine, people say you're too girly; and when you climb trees, people say you're too much [...]