Journey of a braid: Canvas

Dear you, If you are reading this, our journeys have finally collided. I am grateful for this. This is a magic canvas: it has given me courage through the last … Continue reading Journey of a braid: Canvas

Don’t be afraid of the dark

One of my earliest childhood memories is my five year old self coming back from school, and entering into my mothers dark room, at the end of a very long … Continue reading Don’t be afraid of the dark

Anatomy of an emotion: Journey of a braid

Anatomy of an Emotion

Chair. Think of a chair. Tell me, what do you see? …I see something different. Love. Think about love. Tell me, what do you see? …I see something different. Nostalgia. … Continue reading Anatomy of an Emotion

Stop tearing children from their parents

On what a Latina living in the USA thinks about the family separations taking place in the border.

The Power of Fascinators: Suzy Buckley from Shapoh hats

Head pieces are extremely powerful; when you enter a room wearing one, they become a way to identify you, and can even turn into the focus of unexpected conversation. Suzy … Continue reading The Power of Fascinators: Suzy Buckley from Shapoh hats

Seven Lies We Tell Our Children

We all lie to our children. The lies we tell are just a way of lying to ourselves because the truth doesn’t really help… it doesn’t make anything easier.

On why you should create an Alter-Ego

I contain so many versions of myself… You’d be surprised. The version that the outside world gets of me depends on a mix of external triggers –the right energy, the … Continue reading On why you should create an Alter-Ego

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On balance, and vertigo

Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’, must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No. Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It’s the voice … Continue reading On balance, and vertigo