Power in numbers: AfroLatina, writing, and strength

This week, I recovered from a memorable weekend. Not, it wasn't a party type thing. This was a soul restoring thing. This was a game changing kind of thing. This was the start of something amazing. But let us start at the beginning because, frankly, I was really bad at tell everyone what was going … Continue reading Power in numbers: AfroLatina, writing, and strength

Calling all AfroLatina writers! A writing retreat for you

  You know when you apply to something and you hope you get it but you know that the competition is stiff, but if you got it it’d be so amazing. Well, that just happened to me. I am this year’s recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award from Minerva Rising Literary Journal! I am … Continue reading Calling all AfroLatina writers! A writing retreat for you

The next start over

Today is the last day of things and the beginning of other things. I don't want to go into too many details but I am moving from Louisiana back to Texas. I'm embarking on a new adventure and I feel  a bit like the woman in this picture -- on top of a mountain looking … Continue reading The next start over

His magic was my realism

I was talking to a lady about my desk when the world heard of his passing. "I'm not sure my couch would fit here with my desk. I'm a writer and I need my desk." I said that to the woman showing me the apartment. I am moving to a bigger place, in a bigger … Continue reading His magic was my realism

What does your writing mean to you?

Sometimes the present is so changed that the past is linked to the present only by a fragile word. To build something new, you must be prepared to destroy the past. - Yvonne Vera. The first time I read that quote in Butterfly Burning I was in an immense amount of pain. I wasn't in … Continue reading What does your writing mean to you?

The dinner party that will never happen

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a 28 day blogging challenge from Imperfectblogging.com. The goal is to develop your blogging voice. To learn more, click here.  Who would you invite to dinner (living or not)? What would the conversation be like? That's the assignment for today's Imperfect Blogging. Since this is a writing blog, I … Continue reading The dinner party that will never happen

Lessons along the writing journey

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a 28 day blogging challenge from Imperfectblogging.com. The goal is to develop your blogging voice. To learn more, click here.  Where were you one year ago today? Think about it. Where were you, at this moment one year ago? I knew where I was. I was taking this picture. … Continue reading Lessons along the writing journey

Secrets to a good confession

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a 28 day blogging challenge from Imperfectblogging.com. The goal is to develop your blogging voice. To learn more, click here.  Have you ever seen the movies where people confess to a crime right before something big happens? It's one of those trademark things that always happens in big blockbuster … Continue reading Secrets to a good confession

Embracing the truth in S.E.L.F

Editor's Note: This post is part of a 28 day blogging challenge from Imperfectblogging.com. The goal is to develop your blogging voice. To learn more, click here.  When you think about Shakespeare's famous quote (the one in the picture above) what comes to mind. For me it means finding a place of authenticity within yourself … Continue reading Embracing the truth in S.E.L.F

What is SXSW doing for Latinos this year?

My first assignment for NBCNews.com was a great one -- write about what SXSW is doing to attract more Latinos to the festival. Gotta say, one of my favorite freelance assignments so far.So, what are they doing for Latinos this year? Lots with lots more planned in the future.  The festival, essentially, put all their Latino … Continue reading What is SXSW doing for Latinos this year?