Disclaimer: I did go on to major in English, but it’s not my first language. My first language is Spanish. I am have been studying French for the last two years, le langage de l’amour, and at times my head gets lost in translation. Surprisingly, it is often the smallest things that confuse me, like… Continue reading Proofreading and Editing
Beyoncé’s XO wakes me up exactly at 5:30 in the morning. I drag myself out of bed, and I attempt to wake myself up with a cold shower and pot-size cup of coffee. I barely have time to enjoy the sweet scent before I am out the door and chasing the bus down the street.… Continue reading Making Time
My English class had just read Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, and I remember thinking, “I love the way she writes.”
How do we write without letting the fear take over? How do we create a safe and conducive “writing space?” I’m not an expert on the subject, but here are some of the things I’ve learned as an amateur writer about writing (and a writer of color).
Vulnerability is a big part of life, yet one I’ve avoided the most. It took me exactly three hours to come around to writing this entry. The thought of sharing my thoughts and feelings about art and life freezes me from the inside out. It fills my stomach with a ball of anxiety and stress. And it hurts.
I have been busy lately, dividing my hours between work, family and some much-needed self-healing. The world, recently, has not been kind. It insists on overwhelming us with bad news. The world our ancestors fought to build seems fragile, but that said, I believe it’s in our hands to fix it before it’s too late.