“I love myself when I am laughing, and again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
LADY POWER / MEMORIAS

“I love myself when I am laughing, and again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

Zora Neale Hurston was a writer, poet and anthropologist. She was born on January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, but she spent her childhood years in Eatonville, Florida, an all black community where her father became the mayor. In her story, Their Eyes Are Watching God, a similar place is depicted where black folks can control their … Continue reading

Letting
POETRY

Letting

Letting Apple trees sleep in the sand. Turquoise tidings greet my chest. Corn tortillas graze my fingers, hot on the iron surface. My black hair shines. In the city my feet pace street food. They call me gringa here. As I squint North to Mt. Rainier, they call me other things there. I forgive them in the … Continue reading