November Announcements

Happy November 1st! To those of you that observe Día de los Muertos, I want to wish you amor para siempre! I didn't grow up observing this holiday with my Cuban family, but I feel so connected to its meaning. While my family views death and passing as a time for solemn grief, I find... Continue Reading →

New Things

I was working on a different post for this week that I was going to wake up early and finish today for you guys, but then I went to bed at 4 am and got up at 6 pm thus throwing off all my weekend plans. I could have hustled to finish the piece I... Continue Reading →

Ableism Is Real and More Common Than You Think

Note: I wrote this piece in December of 2017 and shared it on Lyf which is an app/website where you can openly talk about things considered too taboo for social media and receive support from a virtual community. People can't read your full posts unless they support your journey and negative feedback is not tolerated. It's... Continue Reading →

My Diagnoses

I’ve been living with mental illness for over ten years (possibly more, but with my memory as the only indicator it’s difficult to determine how early I started showing signs). Despite this, I did not receive an official diagnosis until last year. It’s not that I didn’t seek out help before, I did. It’s just... Continue Reading →

Follow Your Bliss

Growing up I loved school. I was a grade A nerd and teacher’s pet. I wasn’t very popular among my peers, but when it came time to help with their school work I became their best friend. And back then I didn’t mind the blatant attempt to take advantage of me. In fact, I loved... Continue Reading →

So I Want To Write A Blog

For some time now I’ve wanted to start a serious blog, one where I would freely discuss the issues that matter to me (intersectional feminist issues: mental health/illness, racism, sexism, ableism, etc.), but also where I can allow my creative work to be accessible to others. As a writer, putting your work out in the... Continue Reading →

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