Discovering Identity 

I had been patiently waiting for weeks to receive my ancestry DNA results. For as long as I can remember, most people that encountered me, could not identify where I was from. They’d make comments such as, “you look Indian, but you act Spanish….” Throughout my childhood, my mom would jokingly say, “They gave me…

Ciara Vicente

  We all experience insecurity at some point in our lives. I did everything in my power to run away from body hair as a teenager. It was hard to accept myself especially since I was constantly made fun of at school. If it wasn’t my “big” nose, it was my mustache or the weird…

A Writer’s Creativity

P E R S O N A L I T Y. . . . that’s what my writing could use more of…. I have always been an academic writer. School has taught me to admire straight forward, formal and educational essays, so much that I’ve completely lost my conversational touch when free writing. Well, maybe…

Mindful Eating

Becoming more health conscious this year has been beyond empowering. Even though I have such a long way to go, I’ve been feeling like the ultimate cleansed goddess underneath my skin… What we choose to consume makes such a difference in our quality of life. Food was once for fuel and now we have it for solely pleasure….