Hey there, I'm Roselyn Violet. My penname means "violet beautiful roses." I've been writing online since the past two years (and have been loving it). And I'm currently writing a poetry book.
Here I am: Vocal is my therapy.
Poem: Golden Spirits
They've sewed my lips, and have broken my wings, but they can't destroy this golden spirit, which dies and revives every moment,
Three Classics for Children to Read This Month
I grew up in a vibrant, book-filled environment. Going into various worlds and meeting new individuals has been one of my fondest memories to date. My parents instilled in me the habit of reading books, whether fiction or nonfiction. We've always had a lot of unread books in our house.
How to Find Your Writing Voice, With Writer and Editor of Carlos Garbiras
I love reading online because the internet has many wise souls with intriguing stories to tell. One of my favorite writers on the internet is Carlos Garbiras, an essayist on Medium who is sorting out the deeply ingrained neurosis of a topsy-turvy upbringing in Colombia (well, that’s what his profile bio says).
The Legacy of Queen of Tejano Music: Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
When a true Hispanic fan hears the name Selena, the first name that immediately springs to his mind is Selena Quintanilla, not Selena Gomez. (Fun Fact: Selena Gomez's mother named her after Selena Quintanilla.)
Hope Is a Bitch
After eight hours of sleeping, I should wake up fresh. But, I wake up with a ruinous headache. After twenty years of living, my life should be sorted,
A Open Letter to Sophie, the Girl Who Ruined My Fifth Grade School Year
Hi Sophie, I know you’re probably never going to read this, but I’m writing this open letter to you for my sake. I was reminiscing about the good old days when I used to go to school and study and have some chill pill. Then suddenly, the bad old days popped up in my head. You came to my mind. It’s been years since I haven’t met you, but I remember everything you used to do to me for your entertainment (or whatever it was for you).
How to Grow a Successful Community, With Know Thyself Heal Thyself Editor, Diana
I recently joined a new platform—Medium, and I wanted to publish some of my stories in their publications. The publications are casually cruel in the name of being honest and rejected my work, as it wasn't "right" for them. But, on the same platform, I met Diana, an inspiring 23-year-old who runs a community all by herself with a decent following.
Why Has the Mediterranean Diet Been Dubbed the “World’s Best Diet” by Experts?
Whenever I heard the word diet, my palms started sweating, and I became a bit nervous. Since genesis, we are taught to dread diet as we think a healthy diet is equivalent to eating less. But, after lots of research, on the web and with experts, what if I told you that you can be healthy while filling your plate with grilled veggies and roasted meat?