childhood

My life in 50 words: Social justice breathing in the belly of my son every sunrise

 

sunrise

 

As a Hispanic Latina who rose from a poverty-stricken world subscribing to guiding-life superstitions, I’ve been summarily called-upon to serve as a cultural diplomat.  I have always tightly held one core belief: fairness through social justice.  My son now breathes that stridently-held sense of fairness swelling my heart with pride.

 

Inspired by my life and the weekly writing challenge of: fifty

 

other thoughts on fifty:

vagrant contradictions

healer

desirable purity

Her first word

wired with words

the artic tern

views splash

forgotten correspondence

speaking voiceless

first bite at the cherry

hempstead man

chey being

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 replies »

  1. As was written over the temple ” To thine own self be true”, and you are a credit to your culture, parents and your-self. If you have time and ever come to Brisbane Australia, I invite you to a cocktail to ‘fairness and social justice’.

    • So nice of you to say. I am super excited to note that indeed I will be going to Australia this summer. I am so super excited. I will be in Melbourne. can’t wait to learn about australia firsthand.

      • Fair dinkum, that’s wonderful. You’ll love Melbourne it’s culture and people are diverse, weather can be changeable though; don’t forget to let me know if your coming to Brisbane , contact on about page.

  2. The fact that you successfully passed an important belief to your son is extremely admirable. I wish other parents thought more about the values they want to pass on to their children.

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