Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

Hidden Gems

Meet Melaysia Sekai

I met Melaysia about a year ago on Instagram. Scrolling around I came across her page and seen that she had just recently self published her collection of poetry "Butterfly." At the time I still hadn't even thought too much about how I would publish my first book. So I started mini stalking her to… Continue reading Meet Melaysia Sekai

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Set the Trend

Artwork by Thaddeus Coates @hippypotter Black girl don’t cry, they love you again they’re copying your hair, they wanna live in your skin. Wear your bamboo earrings proud, scream ya ghetto ass name out loud, rock ya long finger nails, with red polish you look amazing, they’re all astonished. Black girl don’t cry they’re following… Continue reading Set the Trend

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Misha’s Room Episode 3: The Reconstruction

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope you've been enjoying 2019 so far, and thank you for bringing me along (a lot of people got left in 2018 haha). Welcome back to Misha's Room, loves! This episode is about reconstructing yourself. People say 'new year, new me' but we rarely discuss the difficulties of the growing process.… Continue reading Misha’s Room Episode 3: The Reconstruction

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The She Series: “The 10th Anniversary”

Before I get into this series of poems I wanted to give you a bit of background. A few years ago I wrote my first poetry books entitled The Diary of She and then not even a year later I released a part 2 .Never in a million years did I think the first book I released… Continue reading The She Series: “The 10th Anniversary”