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At a Glance

At a Glance

A path begun and ended A journey of a life wondering what is the truth to forgiveness She watched through the glass of her eyes To sprinkle glitter and wear pretty bows Or Throw a ball and wear the marks Without a fight or war but left with scars Dreams of being a...

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A Day in the Life: 4 Days Old

A Day in the Life: 4 Days Old

I start getting ready It’s the baby’s first doctor's appointment today I hadn’t slept at all You are sound asleep I take a picture of the two males in my life that I “love” more than anything He flips over in his sleep and almost hits the baby I get in between I’m so...

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Now

Now

Now Now what What is being a woman Nearly 50 years of growth Nearly 50 years to be proud of Nearly 50 years gone How do I define myself now What is a woman I am courageous I will fight I won’t back down I won’t let Nearly 50 years go to waste When I was born I had...

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…Mental Health…

…Mental Health…

...Mental Health...   Who you or me/ Yea they come in waves/ They come in stress or tears/ They come when I try/ My fears, my doubt, my past, I hide/   ...Mental Health…   We are in a world where if you don't grind/  You get left behind/ Who you or me/...

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Reclaiming My Lens 

Reclaiming My Lens 

Imagine curating an art show with your homegirl—showing artwork that captures our collective struggles while recognizing our shared hope in the community that watered our growth. Well, that's what my comrade Xochtil Larios and I learned how to do when we curated the...

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