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Mexican-American

The struggle of not being enough is one that I no longer care to burden myself with. The shame is too heavy to carry, and I’d rather be content and proud of who I am, where I come from, and who I’m becoming. I’m a dark-skinned girl with thick black hair and caramel brown eyes.…

The Arch Nemesis of a Balanced Mind: Comparison

As we get deeper into May, lets all take advantage of Mental Health Awareness Month and commit to making a conscious effort to improving the quality of our lives by exposing and releasing a toxic habit we’re all guilty of: comparison. It is scary how sneaky this habit is and how it weaves through the…

Sweet Girl

A little girl does not notice when she is being loved if that is all she has ever known. How can you distinguish the presence of something if you have never felt its absence? She will not consciously sense the comforting aura of belonging if she has never had to live without it. She will…

2019: Year of Healing

Happy New Year my friends! 2018 proved to be a year of breaking, rebuilding, growing, and learning for me. Through all that has happened, I have gathered the strength and courage to step into a new version of myself. A version that releases the pain of the past, while still appreciating and utilizing the lessons…

Illuminate Your Darkness

It is incredible humans have the capability to feel emotions so deeply. The rawest form of pain shows just how immensely we care and that is something remarkable. As difficult as it is to endure, don’t push away pain. Allow yourself to feel the entire spectrum of your emotions because that is when you take…