La poesía no es un lujo: Este taller examina el papel que juega el lenguaje, el cuerpo y las experiencias en la mujer, especialmente la afro-descendiente, en cuanto al significado y el arte de escribir poesía. Brevemente estudiaremos el trabajo de algunas escritoras para contextualizar el nuestro. . Facilitado por Yoseli Castillo Fuertes: Yoseli Castillo… Continue reading La Poesía No Es Un Lujo ~ Taller Gratis Virtual IG: @yoseliescribe #oftwotongues #dominicanpoeta #TalleresDePoesía #Poesía #virutalwritingworkshop
Why are spaces for women of color important TO ME? Because for far too long we have been left out of the narratives. In this space you are at the center of the conversation. Because without you there is NO me! Because writing is how we dig for the truth and hopefully save ourselves. Because… Continue reading Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!
#6: Elizabeth Acevedo #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** The next Afrolatina I am honoring is someone I had been hearing so much about over the years, yet never read her work. Then I googled her. And like any good online stalker I fell in love with her and her work. The first piece I ever heard by… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo
Today is a fresh start. Yesterday is gone. Today I choose to see my day unfold the way I want it to be. Thank you for allowing me to wake up and greet another day. I know that I was born to answer this call and that through my writing I am healed and will… Continue reading Chapter 31: Healing Our Internal Wounds
How long are we willing to stay in relationships that do not serve us? How long are we willing to wait for people to be what we need? What if they never get there? What if... they just aren't capable? My career was just taking off. I was balancing motherhood, writing, running an organization and… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 30: My Life Was Beginning To Take Off!
My word during meditation was NON JUDGEMENT. I was coming to the end of my session and was in prayer position when the words that came into my mind stopped me mid-thought. I stopped to write them down: YOU PUSH ME~ You push me to show you. You push me to say. You push me… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 29: How Long Will We Stay?
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE UNKNOWN? I was about to live my dreams. It was surreal. It felt like I was dreaming. I was scared of the unknown? What is it about the unknown that is so FRIGHTENING? What if I decided to SEE the unknown in a completely different way? What if I chose… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook
This was an incredible gift and opportunity. Why was I afraid? What is it that I'm most afraid of? FAILING!!! I am afraid of failing you, failing my family, failing myself, failing my friends and failing at life. It’s not an easy task to follow our hearts desire when we allow fear to set in.… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook
I kept feeling like something was keeping me from writing today. I believed that everything that was happening to me was trying to get in my way. There was something pushing me away from what was important to me like my WRITING. There was something interfering or intervening in my process. I believed that I… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 27 (Pt. 3): What Has It’s Hold On Us? #FYFLove #audiobook
I woke up today with my mother on my mind. I am thinking about everything she has been through. Replaying all that she has done for me, for us, for our family... for our ENTIRE family "immediate and blood related". The sacrifices, the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the celebrations, the joy, the laughter, the… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 16: What I Want and Reflection