Will I Ever?

I’m so afraid of forgetting Something, of Leaving anything out I want to analyze my subconscious, I want nothing to go missing. Balance Everything is connected, And I want not dot to go without Now. Right now! What did I leave out? Who is forgotten? When will I be whole? It feels like I can’t…

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Glass Closet

I fell in love at 15… I had a boyfriend that never forgot to show me how much he cared, regardless of the fact that our relationship was very private (because of my preference) and long distance (because of life’s preference). We met in eighth grade, and I’ll never forget the first time I laid…

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What’s the Point?

I was taught that life is like a line: That I must get from Point A to Point B, Making sure to never skew that direction Just so I can get to the end efficiently. First I had to graduate high school. Now, I’m here at college! But once I’m done with all that learning…

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Love & Yearning

Ambition Caring Openness Understanding Kindness Compassion Courage Vulnerability Affection Patience Humor Sensuality Liberation I’m making the choice on how I want to view the world, on how I want to view myself. I’m making the choice to fall in love with myself. I’m making the choice to learn from my first graders, from all of…

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Adventure Awaits

It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, and almost half an hour has passed since we left our home and ventured to our first of many flights to all of our dream countries. Dominican Republic, Chile, South Africa, and China. We first land in the country of bachata, and find ourselves dancing the night away with…

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Breakfast in Bed

Waking up to sweet kisses from you, platanos y salchichas in your right hand While your left makes its way under my sheets and down my Sweet, sweet kisses from you Honey everywhere This is how I know today will be my favorite Any day Todos los días You eat And so do I Desayuno…

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Be

The year of 2016, my time in Panamá in particular, feels like it was carving away all of the excess marble to bring me closer to my true self… Like Marianne Williamson once described about Michelangelo’s David. And now the year is 2017, and I remember the time when 17 was my lucky number. A…

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You;

When I am with you, I feel like I can do anything in this world. Every good thing, I know I can do it and do it well because I have you by my side… Or on the sidelines, cheering me on. Thank you for making me stronger, for making me laugh until I cry……

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Throughout the Years

Connecting the Dots As I look back on my life, like many times before, I somehow… I feel… Different. This time, I see so much amazement and glorious potential because I see a young Black girl confused about her sexuality, religious views, body image, popularity, the cycle of childhood trauma, being the black sheep of…

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