On the intellectual labor of Brown Scholars with White Colleagues trying to Diversify their Classrooms

White academics are forever asking me to help them diversify their classrooms, and while I appreciate their desire to diversify – there’s a lot of intellectual labor that goes into this. White scholars, ya’ll are showing your privilege by not even trying to find some of this information yourself. It’s one thing …

In My Words: I Organized the LSU Pro-Immigration Walkout/Protest

In 2007, I danced upon the scene of New York City spoken word with the pen name Poeta Guerrera, rising in popularity amongst local poets with a poem entitled “Violent Silence.” This piece was about the relative silence in our world while millions of people are experiencing modern versions of …

When the Conscious streams….

I need a space to be me. To be my most me, not a farce seeking attention, love, affection, recognition. I feel my monthly flow coming and with it, I, too, am flowing…flowing through emotions faster than I can feel them, flowing through headaches and bodyaches, and cramps, and tears …

Poem: Ahora Que?

My body was once a war zone consecrated to you, Tattooed and bloody, Confused and muddy, Empty and full with ink covering the mess you left behind – I could not forget you, Never. No matter how hard I tried, I was a mural dedicated to heartache – Oceans flow …