La Rosario, a Queer feminist collective for artists, activists, cultural entrepreneurs and art patrons in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico has been my home for three months, my second return to Puerto Rico post-Maria and a site for deep transformation and living in tropical cuir (queer) feminist living which has no gender. During my nomadic … Continue reading Nomad in Residence at La Rosario in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico // I Write; I Heal
Practice of Letting Go: Take a moment to listen to the loop that plays in your mind of, "If I had only done _____, then this would not have happened." What are the consequences of trauma that you need to soften and/or let go and what belongs to the person or institution that has … Continue reading A Handful of Mental Health Tips and Practice for Download and Sale
I'll be teaching in New York City next month and selling copies of my zine at the workshop. Rest for Resistance is online publication for QTPOC Mental Health, prose and resources. Join us in Brooklyn on Saturday 10/6 from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is for LGBTQ2IA+ people of color exclusively and is free … Continue reading Find Your Voice Workshop in New York City, October 6th
Curious to know what's like to be at CEPA? Watch my interview with director, Melissa Rosario for a deeper look and the sound of coquis in the background.
I was waiting to move to Puerto Rico to be an artist in residence at La Rosario in September 2017 when an unexpected surgery delayed my departure and Hurricane Maria made landfall. I write about this in a piece called the Puerto Rican Diaspora is Emotionally Flooded that was published on NPR Latino and Rest … Continue reading In Process at Vermont Studio Center as a Writer in Residence with the Displaced Artist Fund
We have theories in the diaspora of what it would be like to come home, and there are theories in Puerto Rico of what is it like to live in the states, and a migration in between that is connected by physical and metaphysical threads. We create hubs and spaces, but it wasn't until I … Continue reading 5 Steps to Interdependent Living Desde Puerto Rico y Visita de Solidaridad @CEPA
We are more than beaches or the white man’s imagined Guam or West Palm. We are more than sexualized stereotypes and two genders. So are our island siblings of the Antilles. In a not so distant past, we lived without borders, until colonizers enforced them versus integrated with the land and its children.