Bad Activist

A reflection of my 2016 Iowa Caucus involvement. “Activist” is a term I hid from for as long as I could. Unfortunately, I didn’t hide well enough. Activism and I met during my very first direct action at an event hosted by Iowa’s most notorious white nationalist. Outside the event, I confronted GOP politicians on … Continue reading Bad Activist

Mami, Como Te Amo

Me ha tomado un año finalizar esta pieza para vos, porque he dudado en mis habilidades para encontrar  la palabras adecuadas para expresar cuanto te amo. Espero que estos párrafos puedan expresar la magnitud de tu ser. Vos fuiste mi primer maestra y la más estricta. Me enseñaste a decir mis primeras palabras y a … Continue reading Mami, Como Te Amo

12 Inspirational Women of Color at Drake University

Thank you to Sophia Osborne for these amazing and beautiful photos. Women of color were born to lead, inspire, and bless this world with their excellence. Unfortunately, it takes years for us to know their names and their contributions. I'm tired of seeing the efforts of women of color erased over and over again. After … Continue reading 12 Inspirational Women of Color at Drake University

Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic…Depressed

For my 11 million undocumented brothers and sisters who have or continue their battle with depression while undocumented. As she walked towards the car I could tell something was wrong. I asked her how her day was and tears quickly formed around her beautiful brown eyes. "I think I'm depressed," she said. She was ashamed. … Continue reading Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic…Depressed

17 Things Undocumented College Students Need to Know

For my undocumented, DACAmented, and TPS brothers and sisters. Adelante! There are several things I wish someone would've told me when I started my college career three years ago. Today, I am sharing them with you as you take another step closer to your college degree. E M B R A C E  yourself and your … Continue reading 17 Things Undocumented College Students Need to Know