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Reunited and it feels so goooood…

Happy 2018 everyone!! I know I’m like thirty days late but I’ve been doing stuff like: Resting Healing Drinking Eating Planning Truth be told, 2017 was a bit bittersweet and chaotic. There were the deaths of people I admired very much. There was feeling like a stranger in the country that I called home. There …

Randoms: Loving Yourself
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Randoms: Loving Yourself

I found this video incredibly beautiful. I hope we all learn to love every ounce of ourselves the way this little girl does. Definitely listen to how fierce she is even if your Spanish is rusty. English translation below. Also, shout out to my mom for transcribing this less than a minute after I asked her …

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Quickies: Into the Rainbow

Hold up… That’s definitely sugar coating it a bit. Let’s keep going… February 1990:  State President F.W. de Klerk announces the beginning of the negotiated transition to end apartheid, the unbanning of the African National Congress, Pan Africanist Congress and Communist Party, the release of Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners, and the end of the state of emergency which has been in place for 10 years. April …

Quickies: Through the Storm
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Quickies: Through the Storm

20 days. I’ve actually gone 20 days since my last post. Sorry all. The site stopped working and well I naturally didn’t have a back up and kind of panicked. Fortunately, after hours of tech support and Matrix like hacking…I found the error and fixed it in 30 seconds. Super annoying. But let’s do this…I …

Quickies: Birth of a Nation
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Quickies: Birth of a Nation

I struggled to find something to write about this time around. Well, not really. There’s loads to write about. But I have standards. Mainly it’s that it’s gotta be different and ideally entertaining. But here I am, 3 weeks later and definitely feeling the pressure to share something. There’s so much history here and it’s …

Special Edition: Puerto Rico
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Special Edition: Puerto Rico

I’m a little behind this week because it’s been incredibly emotional. Truth be told when you’re any shade of brown you think you get used to the injustices. You joke about it, expect it even. In reality, you just stockpile them up for that moment where you just can’t take it anymore. See: In 2007 …