I haven’t been writing poems for a few months now. Apologies I’m a tad rusty.
The only thing that’s criminal Are all the words subliminal That tell us all we’re minimal With hardly worth at all. That we belong at someone’s heels…… Read more “Paper Thin [poem]”
On my walk to work this morning I glanced at my reflection as I often do. My reflection on parked cars, on BART windows, on glossy ads…… Read more “Reflection on Reflections [Personal Essay on Beauty]”
Yesterday my friend broke down and cried. He told me, “You don’t know how much it means to me, you stopping by and seeing how I’m doing. I’m…… Read more “On Homelessness: Something to Hold Onto”
Growing up is tricky for all of us. We like to believe that it is more difficult to age and mature as a certain gender, or race,…… Read more “Standard of Beauty: 140 Characters”
The very first step to any endeavor is desire. Nobody begrudgingly becomes a master of any craft. There is nobody else to prod and push, to shame…… Read more “Learning to Learn: To All My Teachers”
As a young woman raised in the age of the internet I have experienced and grown at an exponential pace that could (narcissistically, of course) be compared…… Read more “Millennials: Our Inheritance”
A typical night like any other Is the perfect storm To become a data point Because you think you’ll be okay So you forget the pepper spray…… Read more “Nightly [Trigger Warning: Allusions to physical/sexual violence]”
Have you ever heard good news from a peer and felt envious? I think that is normal. We feel as a reflex, but act mindfully if we…… Read more “The Key to Prosperity is Generosity”
Inspiration: Lack of real writing Main takeaways: Please write something Themes: Slackerist Movement, Emotional Drainage, Shame Strangely enough, sometimes, life can get in the way of our…… Read more “On Writing, Shame and Life”
Life is a series of fine-tuned calibrations. Because we are a minuscule point in the plot that is reality, even a small degree of error winds us…… Read more “Mini-Post: No Excuses! Soldier On! Stay Alert!”
Too soon to say that my mind is insane, that the people around me are sane, In reality I may be going crazy, but everyone’s sanity is…… Read more “Insanity”
I recently started tutoring a line cook who, in over 10 years, has not achieved proficiency in English. We learn vocabulary, practice reading, complete assignments, and figure…… Read more “Juan Asked Me How to Write a Resume, This is What I Learned…”
Most people focus on the privilege of being white, or male, or “abled,” or cisgendered, or wealthy or of a certain nationality. Some people talk about the…… Read more “The Privilege of Media: Invincible Invisibles”
Tonight, he grabbed my arm and pulled me close, I instinctively pulled away and asked him what the hell he was doing? He seemed coy and asked me why I was so scared. He then seemed to move closer so I disengaged and walked away.
So please remember to work on the qualities you think make you beautiful. Not the color of your skin, or the length of your hair, or the fit of your clothes but on the way you treat others, the thoughts that you entertain, the life that you yearn for, and the present that you create.
Recently, I have been struggling with my perception of myself. Even though I have a wildly supportive network of friends who reassure me that I am indeed…… Read more “I Stereotyped Myself and It Affected My Self-Esteem”
My time at Cal is almost over and I must look back and ponder as to the value of my education beyond it’s sticker price. I would…… Read more “Thank you, UC Berkeley”