I am writing today from within. I write from the roots of my being. I am an American, a Puerto Rican. I am the daughter of an island born on the mainland of a country in turmoil over identity. Today, I see inaction on behalf of other American citizens, on inhabitants of an island in… Continue reading Puerto Rico
Dear Lady Liberty, As you stand in the harbor watching over our nation, I imagine the tears falling down your face. I imagine your heart has been broken by the problems we have created. I imagine that as you are standing in the harbor you are watching how we systematically kill your children. Today, you… Continue reading Dear Lady Liberty
Residente is one of my favorite rappers. If you don't understand Spanish, then you may not understand my fascination with this artist, but regardless I am going to share. My children listen to everything I listen to because they are always with me. Usually, my oldest daughter does not like my music choices but when… Continue reading Music Mondays: Residente’s Rap
I made a new friend at a conference I attended over the weekend. Please stop by her and visit her blog. She was absolutely delightful and kind. She definitely had an infectious smile. Happy Monday! https://mbcoudal.com/about/
I first came across Snow Tha Product when I purchased The Hamilton Mixtape. I don't know why I didn't think of looking her up then. Her flow crosses the language line with ease, she's a rapper. So when the Immigrants video dropped last week I went to YouTube to look at what she's done. With… Continue reading Monday Music Mania
Underneath my pale skin- below this white concealment the spirit of; African beats; Taino blood; European conquest- this is the Caribbean echo of my being; The blood which flows- Exposing this- American identity. My history; I recall- The darker skins that preceded me. The caramel flesh my daughters possess; the tangled hair that sits on… Continue reading Underneath My Pale Skin
I always wanted to learn the French language but I was not able to master it.