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


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’.


  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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