This is not what I do.

Preguntas aqui.   I hope our lives cross paths.

Just for a brief moment.

"That’s how we are, we mexicanas, puro coraje y pasion. That’s what we’re made of…that’s us. We love like we hate. Backward and forward, past, present, and future. With our heart and soul and our tripas, too"

Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros (via chicanafem)

one of my most favorite books

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crystal-celeste:

When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

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Being with you is a type of pain I choose to feel. 
I can avoid it. 
I can end it. 
Something awful I do to myself. 

I don’t choose being away from the,
I don’t choose to not be close to them.
I can’t avoid that pain. 
I can’t end it. 

The systems do that to me. 

— 4 days ago

grandmafupa:

Painfully average looking with a great sense of humor and always down to get drunk

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