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All The Reasons

All The Reasons I Should Be in a Bad Mood I’m tired. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Anyone who has ever said “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life” did not work with kids. Especially special needs kids. They probably didn’t write either. I [...]

Nia Ita Cornbread

We are twelve days away from the two year anniversary of my great uncle passing. Bernardo Sanchez, more endearingly known as Tio Niño. I'll never forget receiving the news. December 3rd, 2016. It was the final class of the Fall 2016 Writing Our Lives seminar with Vanessa Mártir and I had just finished having an [...]

(Re)view: Homegoing

Multiple women in my life gushed about how I had to read this book. They tripped over their words with both excitement and caution as they warned me that Yaa Gyasi’s confident debut novel wrecked them in the best possible way. For your reference, Goodreads provides a strong summary for the plot of the novel [...]

Healing like Rain Without Water

Soundtrack: Algo Está Cambiando - Bomba Estéreo Quote: “Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that when change comes, it cracks everything open.” - Dorothy Allison Mood: Cloudy, with a chance of rain. There were many reasons not to go. It was a long, holiday weekend. There were obligations to [...]

(RE)VIEW: BLUE NIGHTS

I first heard of Joan Didion while excitedly discussing literature with an old colleague and friend. We were stumbling through authors and titles like two toddlers rushing to run before mastering walking. There was an air of joy and enthusiasm as we exchanged stories. Literature that had shifted something inside of us enough to warrant [...]