Whitney is a second generation Mexican-American woman originally from Northern Virginia. Currently based in Cary, North Carolina, she is a dance teacher, avid crocheter, graphic designer, mommy to one, and writes when the spirit moves her.
Pilar Had Ferrets
As the niece of a million handsome uncles, I was constantly surrounded by swooning women. Whether it was my sister's friends, neighbors, sisters of other girlfriends, moms, ladies who worked at my grandmother's restaurant- none of them were safe from the Latin lady killers that were my uncles. Along with this collection of hunky uncles came the collection of beautiful women they dated— the true main characters of this story. And, as I think back to my childhood memories with my uncles, rarely were their girlfriends not included.
Milestones vs Mommy
We like to think that it gets easier, this parenthood thing. But it stays hard all the time. It's just... a different kind of a hard with every new stage.
I stand in my kitchen at 1:57 AM eating my third Rice Krispie Treat by way of the range light. If it wasn't so sad, it could be romantic... The warm light hitting the furniture in the dead of night. The quiet stillness of the room. The two cats slinking around and purring gently.
What are the secrets you keep, and who are you protecting by holding onto them? What are the consequences of those secrets being told, and are they worth the repercussions?
Once I asked my grandmother if she missed being young. I remember the look in her eyes... It was a question she didn't know that she would be asked.
Anecdotes of a Sexy Baby
Ever since I can remember, I have always been in touch with my sexuality. I call the Whitney of my youth a “sexy baby”. I used to roll up my shorts and tie up my shirts. I wanted to wear bikinis as a toddler, and not just for swimming. It wasn’t what I saw on TV or any behavior mimicked by my mom or my aunts; I just wanted to be sexy before I actually understood what it meant.