September 18, 2017

Due to my family managing our farmland in different states, we moved on average every year. In 1999, I was eleven years old and in second grade, but on my arrival to Santa Rosa, the USA school system enrolled me in seventh grade. The first few years of school where dif...

September 12, 2017

I was born in Mexico and was brought to the U.S. at 6 months. I left and came back at the age of 3. Since then I had never seen my family or my native country till January of 2017. Due to the painful passing of a family member, I am a DACA recipient. If it wasn't f...

July 11, 2017

She has “always loved taking pictures. I remember buying disposable cameras, taking tons of pictures of friends, and going to get them developed at the store. I would choose the 1 hour option and get doubles, just in case someone wanted a copy.”

November 28, 2016

I’m having trouble breathing nights since the

morning my America died all too silently
in her sleep.

The coroner said it was an excess of
white blood cells, which are supposed to heal scars,

not multiply them.
But in my America, when you stitch one wound closed,

another...

November 10, 2016

I was pretty quiet yesterday.

I liked things on facebook and made comments that were poignant.

I took a photo of LOVE on the ground on the way to work.

I shared someone else’s photo on my Instagram page.

I was pretty quiet yesterday.
I had tears in my eyes all morning.

I ha...

October 5, 2016

One hot summer day, my boyfriend and I were looking for something to do.  His cousin suggested we go to this park along the waterfront in the Newport section of Jersey City that had a closed off area with sand.  So we decided to go in search of this because I honestly...

September 20, 2016

If you ask anyone that knows me, I am the queen of clean. While others resort to yoga, meditation, or reading a book to relax after a stressful week, I turn to… well… cleaning.  Call me crazy but there’s no better feeling than coming home to a nice tidy apartment that...

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