Adulting is difficult. You have to work, pay bills, and convince other people that you aren't a child anymore. You also have to deal with the reality that you don't live two minutes from your childhood friend's house anymore, you aren't being thrown into the academic-social environment that is school, and you actually don't really like your coworkers. It is then when many of us realize that making friends is hard work. Who would've thought? I'll be the first to admit that I w
If you've been following me for a while on Instagram, you'll know that this page was inspired by Elizabeth Acevedo. I didn't know who she was until one day, September 22, 2015, when a friend shared a video of hers on Facebook. I watched the video, a performance of her poem "Afro-Latina", and it was like my entire world shifted. I had never felt so understood by someone and it was like I had finally found a box I could check myself into. An identity I never knew I could claim.