Reverse Pandora

For the Text and Image workshop I took with Simone Kearney at Brooklyn Poets, I wrote a poem titled "Reverse Pandora". The prompt was to bring an interesting object and write about it in different voices and detailing. I enjoyed writing it and you can see a video of me reciting here Content warning: psychosis,…

I deserve to be heard

“Healing Through Trauma: Filipinx Artists Speak” Panel featuring Lis P. Sipin-Gabon, Eileen Ramos, and MT Vallarta on Thursday, 4/30. For The Digital Sala, a virtual Filipinx Literature+ Festival. http://www.linktr.ee/TheDigitalSala I’m learning not to give energy to negative events and people, to not speak about them and vent ‘cuz that detracts your attention. To let go…

I will not hold back in my love for you

I'm noticing some changes to my being. I honestly feel like I'm on the cusp of another stage of growth. Due to the following: I check in with friends a lot more often, esp when they told me earlier how they weren't doing well, feeling sad, or struggling with something. I don't ask "how are…

you’re still a good person

Periodically, I want to write letters to myself here. Letters that I hope will push me forward and allow me to be more gentle with myself. I'll be honest with you, I'm having a tough time right now. But I recognize that this will pass and I will go on to better circumstances. Here's missive…