In 2019, I have decided to not hide parts of myself for anyone. I will no longer compromise my truth to make anyone comfortable. I am aware of the amount of courage this intention will ask of me as I reject the box society tries to place on me.
I have been working at this same job with the same people for almost 10 months now. Only two people bothered to learn my name, Juaquina. I come in on my days off, I work overtime almost every single day, I work hard.
When I was six years old, I wrote my first poem. I remember the moment very vividly. I was standing in the driveway of my family’s home, when I looked into the sky. It appeared that a storm was approaching, and I could hear the rumble of thunder in the distance.
I wish I could adequately put into words the closeness I experience with God. This is my desire, not so that you will feel I am holier or try to mimic how I converse with Jesus, but so that you would be encouraged to continue on your own journey.