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You Don’t Realize How Important Looks Are Unless You’ve Felt Ugly

For years now, I’ve taken selfies like I intend to fill a cathedral..I have realized that beauty is not the rent I pay to inhabit my body.

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A New Poem: Inspired by Madonna

Hey, everyone! Long time no-see. Why have I been gone? This last week was finals week, and I am officially done with my first year of my MFA! Woohoo! I have been celebrating by staying up late listening to music and writing. I was particularly inspired by a Madonna song, “Bedtime Story” and decided to […]

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“Write about something presently in your life that is ‘worth it.'”

(Grad school). I remain imperfect. But the grueling behind clear eyes feels like a portal to joy. I began with my vision blurred. But, the further I dive into the forest, the more the canopy opens up. Crosshatched sunlight On my olive skin. To look down at my hands is to look through a kaleidoscope […]

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