Category: women

changes in vulnerabilities

The little hand vulnerable from birth Gets less and less so The big hand supportive from birth becomes more and more vulnerable Time doesn’t stop Yet we live in time loops Circling back over and over Catching our breath before its gone Trying to fill the sullen dearth […]

It was time to get lucky

  It was time to get lucky. She could feel it. She knew she should head to the liquor store and get a scratcher.  All signs were pointing to things turning around.  The doctor said her mom would recover. Her daughter’s grades had improved markedly.  Sometimes things just had […]

Whose bubble was it?

Once upon a time she lived in a bubble.  Not a warm, fuzzy bubble like a Mayberry town. Once upon a time she lived in a dark, suffocating bubble that seemed like it would burst at any point. The temperature ran hot inside that bubble leaving one’s skin […]

Dirt on her face

From up above everything looks so small. That is why she goes parachuting every other month. Its an expensive habit and high. Pun intended. Its so cliche to feel alive when tumbling through the air.  The uncertainty makes one’s vision clear. She needed a reprieve. She had been […]

The abyss is calling

She wants to fall deep into the abyss Fall deeply into the dark While the sirens sing away Fade away Fade away The darkness is coming She has longed for it for days The reprieve has been given Fade away Fade away It had all gone amiss Now there […]

Leaning in to your femininity

As a female Hispanic executive I have often faced the dilemmas Sheryl Sandberg discusses in her book Lean In. I have felt the “impostor syndrome” and I have  seen women tear each other apart. Then again who hasn’t I mean, rather, who hasn’t seen people just tearing each […]