Cancer Survivor from Arizona sharing my journey, thoughts, and advice about life through poetry and other forms of expression.
A Message to the Government
I wrote this poem approximately one year ago, in 2020, right after my town's Black Lives Matter Protest. A message to the Government, and anyone that sees,
What Nearly Dying Taught Me About Living
There’s this social construct within most of society that one needs to achieve the unachievable to be considered successful in life. People often wake up every day with the notion that they need to work their asses off to be noticed and seen. This notion often distracts many from what’s around them; both good and bad.
LGBTQIA+ Music Icons Shaped My Life
I’ve grown up with a love for classic music. Although I was born in 1999, I’ve been told by many that I’m living in the wrong era. My love for 70s music in particular stemmed from my introduction to the band, Pink Floyd as a kid. After my obsession with Pink Floyd grew, I expanded my taste in music to reach other 70s artists and bands, as well as some older artists from the 60s. Music has always been an escape for me. Growing up in and out of hospitals, I was able to put my headphones in, turn up my music, and disappear from the crazy life I was living; even if it was only for a little while. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like the lyrics behind some of the classic 60s and 70s songs have a deeper meaning than the lyrics of most songs today. Maybe my obsession with finding my own meaning within songs has contributed to my love for classic music.
Why We Owe Pride Month to Transgender People of Color
Pride Month is something I’ve noticed for years when growing up. It was something I was so enamored with and in awe of. Watching my family members who were openly out, celebrating their true selves, made me appreciate the significance of the month even more. However, it wasn’t until years later that my appreciation grew.
The History of Television in the United States
When many people think of television today, they immediately picture streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and even Disney Plus. However, most fail to understand what technological advances in history have led to the creation of the television platforms we currently use today. This article will discuss the beginning of television and the subsequent advancements made that led us to the technological advancements of today's television.
12 Writing Prompts to Spark Your Creativity
I’m a writer. I always feel weird saying that. “I’m a writer.” Most days I don’t consider myself a writer because all I do is create poetry and jot down my thoughts and feelings about life, and other things. I don’t necessarily think that skill is needed for “my type of writing”. That being said, I’m obsessed with learning new things. I don’t know if it’s my ADHD, or just my appreciation for learning. Maybe it’s both.
A Grand Place to See Wildlife
Living in Arizona, there’s no way you can escape wildlife, no matter how hard you may try. I guess it’s a good thing I love all things wildlife! The beauty of Arizona is that the elevation rises dramatically as you head up north. My Southern town’s elevation is 500 feet above sea level. A short hour and a half drive north will put you at an elevation above 2,000 feet. The highest elevation in Arizona is 12,633 feet above sea level; an elevation that seems inconceivable in this dry, Western State.
"You're An Inspiration"
“You’re an inspiration” I hear as I’m checking the mail. “You’re an inspiration” I hear as I’m well… Grocery shopping.