Growing up we owned one volume of the Enciclopedia de Cultura Puertorriqueña. The thick tome titled "Hombres Ilustres" (Illustrious Men) contained short biographies of all the men who shaped the history of Puerto Rico. From composer Juan Morel Campos to visual artist Jose Campeche; from teacher Rafael Cordero to poet and politician Luis Muñoz Rivera;… Continue reading 5 (+1) Influential Mujeres Who Shaped Me
I’m a pacifist and I’m angry. Those two terms are not mutually exclusive. If you are a woman of color who has something to say You have been accused of “being an angry person” And being called angry is meant to call you out To point out to a deficiency in your character. This tactic… Continue reading Angry
"What we face before you is a force to be reckoned with; a spirit no less formidable than the winds of a Caribbean hurricane."
This post is an interpretive work of a cross-cultural experience, it is not meant to make educational or religious statements to be considered right or wrong. Rather meaningful interactions are to raise questions about ourselves, challenge us, and change us for the better. The manipulated images are not intended to belittle or offend anyone of… Continue reading The Hijab and the Cross
Hoy comprendí a mi viejo… Salte y mis pies Se cubrieron con Sus zapatos Viejos Desteñidos De color carmesí Del dolor Que conocí Con olor A lo que di Fue a ti Mi amor. Como se esconde La Tortuga Y también quizás La oruga La una que carga La pena No endereza La cabeza… Continue reading Zapatos Viejos