Profane Inspiration

I wrote my first poem at 11 years old. It was titled “Why” and explored racism, colorism, class, and income inequality. Though I had not heard the terms yet, I felt and saw them around me. I was moved to curiosity and anger as to why they existed-hence the title “Why.” I could not understand […]

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The Challenge of Finding Balance

Today I discuss a key challenge facing me with my creative writing: balancing authenticity with concern on how my work impacts the larger narratives about my marginalized and frequently misunderstood community.  

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Family Over Everything

Once I’ve stirred one tablespoon of pure cane sugar into my cup, I sit at my kitchen table to enjoy it. I’m about three sips in when I’m hit with memories of precious times with my late Grandma…

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