My Life Be Like

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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We Really Aren’t Friends Anymore

Although I've stopped being friends with people in the past, this most recent friendship dissolution definitely hurt me the most. It happened about a week ago and I still can't process that she won't be in my life anymore. I keep reminding myself that everyone is not meant to be in our lives forever. It… Continue reading We Really Aren’t Friends Anymore

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10/06/2020 Thoughts

My personal self question I’ve been searching for is: Why did l allow myself to be mistreated? Because this is not the first time I’ve allowed myself to be silenced by a man. After my last relationship l really noticed a pattern. I’m attracted to financially stable Latins, due to the financial stability they're usually… Continue reading 10/06/2020 Thoughts

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Her Friends Don’t Like Me And IDC

I've never really been the type that feels as though they need to be loved by everyone. I've never had many friends and frankly I've never wanted many. The main reason why I think and operate like this is due to the fact that, not many people operate on the same level that I do.… Continue reading Her Friends Don’t Like Me And IDC

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Black Boys Cry Too

Black boys and men are told how to act before they can establish what is best for them. We teach our young black boys early in life that a man doesn’t show emotion often, if at all. The comfort and softness for little black boys doesn’t exist long. They aren’t allowed to cry or be… Continue reading Black Boys Cry Too

My Life Be Like, poetry

If You Left

Photo by Fillipe Gomes on Pexels.com Life is short but the journey to happiness seems never ending.  You take ten steps forward just to take ten back. Starting back at zero, wondering if there is anywhere left for you to go. Should you start over again or let it be whatever it’s going to be? You say… Continue reading If You Left

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My Childhood in Rio

When I first arrived in the United States in the summer of 1998, my mother and I lived in my uncle's house in Berkeley, California. He had sponsored our tourist visa. After picking us up from LAX, he took us to Disneyland and Universal Studios, before we made the six hour drive to his home.… Continue reading My Childhood in Rio

My Life Be Like, poetry

Triggered

Photo by Vladimir Palyanov on Unsplash The sound of your voice sends me into a rage.  Days of seeing your face I wish I could erase.  Being in your presence is about as uncomfortable as walking pass a group of men outside of the corner store.  Everything you say makes my heart race but not… Continue reading Triggered

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Running Back To An Ex… Don’t Do It!

Photo by Avonne Stalling on Pexels.com On several occasions I've found myself running back to what's and/or who is familiar to me and it most cases the outcome has always been the same. I'm sitting there regretting making a U-Turn to go back to the place I've left for a specific reason, wishing I would… Continue reading Running Back To An Ex… Don’t Do It!