Forward

When I was younger I would always ask my mother how she knew she hadn’t picked up the wrong baby at the hospital. At the time it seemed like a

Umma Starts Work

When I look into the mirror, I notice that I have boobs. I could have sworn they weren’t there before. My black Harry Potter shirt doesn’t fit correctly anymore. It

Dear J.K Rowling

Dear J.K Rowling,   English wasn’t my first language. I had a hard time speaking it when I was younger. In school, I was that timid kid that kept to

A Mother’s Advice

When you decide to fly too close to the sun today (like I know you will) Don’t forget to pick up the groceries: We need tomatoes, beans and carrots. And

DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy put into action during the Obama administration. DACA allowed some individuals who entered the United States as minors

Laughing. (not really).

Can they not see my suffering I cry from a mile away I scream for help For somebody For anybody To help. But I get back Nobody. Everyone talking Smiling.

Preschool

I was dead.   My earliest memories always began with me mimicking death. I would hide beneath my rickety bed and act like a corpse. I wouldn’t move. I wouldn’t

Both

Do you see the me I see? Do you see the fields of rice and the years of occupation? Or do you see the fighting for my freedom from the

CT

When I jump into the cab, he acts like he wasn’t expecting me. He looks up from his phone, nonchalantly, and smiles a little as he slides over to make