I turned 40 today.

I turned 40 today. It seems weird to say that. I don’t feel 40. What does 40 feel like exactly? I don’t feel like what I thought 40 would feel like when I was younger. It just feels like another day. I had plans at 38 to do a “Road to 40” series starting on […]

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Being Overwhelmed.

I have to be honest. I am overwhelmed. Completely. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude to see people speaking up but also mad that it took so long. I’m overwhelmed knowing I am supported by most of my friends but sad that some still don’t get it. I am overwhelmed because I have to move soon and […]

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My Daddy’s Birthday

Monica and Dad on the beach in San Juan.

Today’s my dad’s birthday. Or was. Do I still say “is”? I mean it’s technically still the day of his birth. These are the things that I think about now. The firsts. His first birthday away from this earth. The first Easter without him. My first birthday without him. The first time I have to […]

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To: My “Friends” On Facebook

Stormy San Juan

I wonder if some of my “friends” on Facebook realize that I am, indeed, on Facebook. I see what you post. I’m also not white (in case you missed that). When you post derogatory things about Black people, you’re talking about ME. I see that. When you say my life doesn’t matter, I see that. […]

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