A freewrite on high schoolers, my job, writing, and mediocracy

Reader, I’ve been good with keeping to my boundaries. Work should stay at work, which includes checking my email and making mental to do lists. I’ve done good. Mastered it, even. What I can’t shake, though, are the students’ experiences and environments I hear about and witness everyday. This, paired with the questions and reality … Continue reading A freewrite on high schoolers, my job, writing, and mediocracy

#52essays2017

Reader, I'm committing to writing one essay per week this 2017. In what I hope proves to be a generative exercise--a launching pad for practice as an essayist and poet--this challenge comes to me from a VONA/Voices colleague, Vanessa Martir, who I had the pleasure of meeting in Miami this past summer. Adelante.

Dear Beautiful Readers, I present to you my editorial plans

So, blogging university said to put together a nice, little plan for what I'll be positing on my blog. Be aware, this blog is still in the works. I apologize for the randomness. But I appreciate your reading and engagement. I'll be sure to return the love! So, here it is, a somewhat plan in … Continue reading Dear Beautiful Readers, I present to you my editorial plans

My three goals for this blog

MY VISION: Why do I blog -- or better, decided to create a blog? I'm a writer at heart. I love the transformative power of literacy. Creating a blog for me, in a way, was to write through and clarify my thoughts and ideas -- somewhat of a digital journal, but with a purpose. Ideally, my … Continue reading My three goals for this blog

Your humor is racist, misogynistic, classist, regressive overall

*Wrote this back in December, right before I graduated. It's been collecting dust as a draft -- decided to publish it because it's still relevant, unfortunately... I need an outlet to express what the hell just happened in my philosophy of humor class at UCLA. Please bear with me. I checked out of that class … Continue reading Your humor is racist, misogynistic, classist, regressive overall