My Life Be Like

New Moon New Move

For a moment today I forgot who the fuck I was. Just for a moment I thought that I would have to pack up all of my favorite things inside of a blue IKEA bag. At least the things that I can carry on me and leave at a couple of friends houses. With all… Continue reading New Moon New Move

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Curls, Confidence, and Coconut Oil

Kings & queens of color!! Ya’ll remember growing up, getting your hair done, and only needing blue magic and some water to get you right?  Those were the days when natural hair was made easy.   I don’t recall my mom ever experimenting with a lot of different products to figure out what my hair… Continue reading Curls, Confidence, and Coconut Oil

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Off Birth Control & I’m (Slowly) Back

Photo by Gabby K on Pexels.com I started taking birth control when I was about 17 and continued to take it until I was about 23. Needless to say the minute I got off of it I ended with a child; He's six now! Three years ago I got on it again after slipping up… Continue reading Off Birth Control & I’m (Slowly) Back

My Life Be Like, poetry

SAFETY NET

Trapped in a bubble “protected.”My own fears are leaving me neglected.Why do these walls come up once the emotions come out?What am I afraid of?I’m alone.Not because there is no desire for my company.But because company can break my heart.Abandon me.Love me one day and ridicule me the next.I want love just as much as… Continue reading SAFETY NET

My Life Be Like, poetry

The Lost Man

If I could give you something priceless for Christmas it would be to hold yourself  the way you want a woman to hold you.  And be good to yourself that way.  To tell yourself  all the things you want to hear from a woman.  For those voices be your new voice.  Your mom’s All the… Continue reading The Lost Man

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Fake Love is Flattery

At some point in our lives, we’ve been exposed to people that aren’t who they appear to be. Sometimes they’re our friends, coworkers, or even our family. They show up to our events, like our posts, and even give their “genuine” advice. They appear to love us so genuinely. However, all love isn’t what we… Continue reading Fake Love is Flattery

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Undocumented Value

Every day I ask myself, why me? What makes me special? Why would anyone care about my story? How exactly am I like Jose Vargas, Julissa Arce, and the many other immigration writers I admire and aim to emulate? Before having books published, Jose Vargas found success as a journalist, and Julissa Arce reached success… Continue reading Undocumented Value

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My Cinderella Story

Do you remember as a child, playing pretend? Do you remember who you pretended to be, and why? I remembered the other day when I was deep cleaning our apartment, the days I pretended to be a Disney princess. After leaving school, I would go with my mom back to the house she was cleaning… Continue reading My Cinderella Story