Am I?

“So, what are you?” AHHHHH, NOOOO! Not this question! My heart becomes heavy and my thoughts begin to race as I analyze each word in this probing inquiry. It starts to cut deep all over again… What am I? Well, I thought human–but I guess my opposable thumbs and skeletal based figurine say otherwise. Oh wait! Are…

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Absorption of Light;

You stole my history. Africa is an entire continent, not a country. And yet, you call me African-American? I don’t see people around here calling themselves “European-American” because they were taken from their unspecified kingdoms (because who really cared? they’re all the same!) to be cast away as one-third of the human beings their great…

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Oh Be a Fine Gyal, Kee Mac!

Hola my beautiful readers! Long time *cough cough* 3 months *cough cough*, no talk. A lot has happened in my life since we last met, so I’ll give you the run down on the “run through” that is the key points of these last 90 or so days. There’s a lot of moves I’ve gotta make…

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It’s My Baby Dyke-a-Versary!

September 29, 2013—the day that changed the game forever. One year ago today, I was able to breathe a little easier, walk a little lighter, and express who I truly am. This was the day that I officially came out to my family. I would have never guessed in a million years that I’d be where…

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My Little Painter;

You never fail to have that sparkle in your eyes every time you see bluebird, and I know that you want more than anything to have your canvas and tools so that you re-create your precious little bird. They were your mom’s favorite too, and by the good graces of life you also took after her beautiful…

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I’m in Love!

This summer has truly been one for the books, but in the least expected way possible. I’ve never been this single my entire life, not even in my “closeted” days. And being the hopeless romantic I am, many would think that my body is READY for Mrs. Right to come along as soon as possible!…

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Why, Hello There

Oh how I’ve missed you, my beautiful readers! It’s been far too long since we’ve last spoken. How have you been? I hope well! Here’s 5 little stories/fun facts about myself to get you in the Maravilla spirit! My first name is Kiara and my middle name is Selena. The story behind how I was given my first…

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Refuse to Settle

As a wise woman once said, “STOP THE TRACK! LET ME STATE FACTS:” Many of us weren’t born with the dexterity made for suturing, or a mind diplomatic enough to change laws, or anything else that involves the typical idea of “pure talent.” This mere concept gives us the idea that we’re ordinary; and because…

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