Category: 1,000 miles
13 Things I, an Anxious Person, Wish I’d Known about Emergency Surgery
Every day our cells are changing. I love to think every day we are different people. These days I am counting the weeks since my emergency surgery on Thursday, April 13th, which supported mindset shifts. One of the biggest takeaways is that my anxiety can kill me, but that I can resist it, and when…
Self-care While Job Searching
If your Masters Program gave you the option between 2 year and 3 year completion, what would you choose? With tremendous joy and fear, I chose the 2 year journey and graduated in 2021. Questions on my mind: How would I get a job in the middle of a precarious global health crisis? How would…
Read Latinx Writers this Summer
Over the past year, some friends and I have managed to meet weekly throughout the pandemic, and we’ve chatted about Latinx literature. I feel grateful for this space, reading work by choice and interest. What’s your latest read? While you’re reading, check out your public library. In the summer, libraries encourage reading through reading challenges.…
Speech: MFA Capstone Reading
Full text of my speech at UMD’s MFA Capstone Reading
Immigrant Community Action Guide
The work to protect immigrant lives has already started. That work has been waiting for you to play your part. Work hard for a fair society where citizenship is not a barrier to someone’s humanity. GET INVOLVED “We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.” ―AUGUSTO BOAL…
Speech: Closing Words for ENGL271
Parting words spoken to creative writing students at UMD and the beautiful people enrolled in the first college class I ever had!
This Immigrant Celebrates Living to a Quarter of a Century
A young Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder reflects on living a life under less than ideal conditions. That makes a birthday exceptional.
Update: step 91
Recap of fall and winter 2018. Projects and updates for 2019, and how to follow along my new role as a Youth Programs Fellow.
Update: Step 90
Read on for poet updates, summer 2018 edition. My 5 minutes of Instagram fame. Teaching poetry. A trip to Houston, TX.
Upon This Month’s TPS Termination
In the past year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced six countries are set to lose their humanitarian protections. Yesterday, some anticipated news was announced for the immigrant community. Honduras’ nationals have just lost their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation. This comes after Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke was unable to make a…