Premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 25. #PassionCannotBeSilenced #SayHerName
Please read this article by Beatriz Martínez-Godás. It was originally written in December for Levo, but it still applicable today. For our country to progress and make it great for all for the first time, all of our voices need to be heard. Privilege, or lack thereof, is whatever advantages or disadvantages you have in … Continue reading Reflections From a Young Latina Woman on the Wage Gap in 2018
If Stephon Clark cannot be safe in his grandmother's backyard, how can I expect you to be safe and secure? We have sat and talked about how to act in public; how to speak to others; and most importantly, how to act around and speak to the police and security guards. But now, how do I ask you to give up your cell phones for a beeper and a roll of quarters? What can I do so that you can live life freely and fearlessly—whether you are at home, at school, or just walking down the street?
President Trump, Congress, and the rest of our elected officials, I hope that yesterday's March for Our Lives was a wake-up call. Your jobs are on the line. Stop catering to PACs, and start listening to your community. Just look at the recent mid-term election in Pennsylvania, where it was an overwhelmingly red state, but a democrat just won. Our children are crying out for change, and you cannot ignore them. Our youngest generations created change during the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Rights Movement, and most recently, during President Barack Obama's election. Our children will always be the change. #WakeUp
Today is the Women’s March across the United States, including in Washington, DC. I also noticed that Black Lives Matters DC also hosted a separate march in DC. I asked a question to the black man live-streaming the BLM protest at Union Station why they were having a separate march, and he started his response to me with, “To the person…” No, sir, if you cannot pronounce my name, please refer to me as the woman or the lady. I fight every day for civil rights so don’t discount me or my needs. It goes beyond just being a black “person.”
Today, we honor the life and legacy of one of the significant figures of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty years after his assassination, we are still fighting for racial, religious, gender, sexual, and cultural equality. So many communities are fighting for their civil rights. As we honor him today, ask yourself, what would King do? #WWKD
"I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you." —Frida Kahlo, July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954 The Two Fridas Painting by Frida Kahlo, 1939 The Two Fridas is an oil painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The painting was the first … Continue reading Happy Birthday Frida!
I saw this on Facebook last night, and I had to share. Unfortunately, I do not know the original author so I cannot give credit. Yet, it was so powerful and truthful that it had to go beyond my Facebook Page. I hope that you will share this message as well. If I find the … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Our Nation
Speak up now before it’s too late. Who will be left to speak up for you? #Think #Speak #BeTheChange #EngageTheEnraged
For the month of November, you may see less of your friends as they participate in the annual event known as NaNoWriMo. Writers—veterans and newbies—vow to spend the month of November writing a book of 50,000 words. I've thought about participating before, but 50,000 words seemed so overwhelming. These past two years, however, have proven … Continue reading A Journey of 50,000 Words #NaNoWriMo