“Todo Llegara a Su Tiempo” Vol. 2 (poetry series)

This summer I took the initiative of seeking and visiting a new therapist. Not only has this experience helped me navigate through the trauma I’ve had the difficulty of letting go, but it’s also forced me to understand my perspective on relationships, sexuality, feminity, and race.  As I’ve taken some time to just live life, I also revisited old drafts of poems and recreated these pieces.

The past, present, and future are constantly in dialogue. They meet when I take the time to reflect. They force me to extract inspiration from my surroundings and appreciate life for what it is and less for what it “should” be.

I encourage you to do the same. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, unravel yourself and enjoy your process of reconstruction. Thank you to my beautiful friends Amy, Lydia, Natalie, and Vanessa and all the beautiful women who have inspired me throughout this process. This one is for you. Continue reading “Todo Llegara a Su Tiempo” Vol. 2 (poetry series)

To My Superwoman, Happy Birthday

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I come from a league of brave women. The women in my life have taught me the value of compassion and faith while teaching me the importance of using my voice and defending my self-worth.

Today is a very special day as my alliance and I honor the birth of one of our leaders, my grandmother Rita Estrada. On behalf of all the superwomen in this family, I would like to wish you a very happy birthday.

I would like to thank you for blessing me with your endless wisdom that has guided me through some of the toughest times of my life. And I would like to thank you for being a beacon of strength, demonstrating through your gracious resilience that even when life seems unbearable, faith will help you withstand it all.

I love you dearly and I hope this year you are blessed with prosperity in love, health, and wealth.

xoxo-Tati