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Someone Else's/Independent Woman

My parents had three beautiful daughters,

Myself included,

And our earliest memories were a mix

of being our own person and being someone else’s.

In this case, we were my parents’ daughters but we seldom felt it, 208 more words


Poetry in a "Post-Racial" Age

We currently live in a society in which misguiding terms such as “post-racial” have become a norm; a society in which large groups of people are adamant about regressing America back to a time when it was “great”. 612 more words

Black History Month


Somewhere between an eleven year old’s first crush

On a green eyed boy

With sun browned skin,

And then mild amusement

At love’s nerve racking presence, at nineteen, 139 more words

My Concoctions


You pointed out

The alluring sunlight,
Trickling in through the leaves
Blowing, in the same breeze
That washes over your face
And my world.
I sit here… 64 more words

My Concoctions

Journey // gerald stern

How dumb he was to wipe the blood from his eye

where he was sucker-punched and stagger out

onto the Plaza blind. He had been waiting… 135 more words


Available Now: I Bloomed a Resistance from my Mouth by Mercedez Holtry

Book ended artfully by two poems (“Dear Donald Trump” and “For Latinos Who Voted for Trump”) that bring much needed attention to the political climate and how the Trump presidency affects her and her people, Mercedez Holtry’s newest publication from Swimming with Elephants Publications is everything you could imagine from the renowned poeta. 331 more words


Starting Small Can Be Big

(Featured image by pixabay.com)

Hello and welcome to “You Can Do It.” I have created this blog as a way to discuss activism and social justice issues. 405 more words