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  • Oaklad, California, USA
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    Oh how crazy she was,

    Just as risky as others

    Lookin for a better view

     

    She was only 16,

    Maletas packed ready to not look back,

    She left without saying bye to her queen.

     

    She didn’t mean to hurt my mam

    Glimpse of a Trip

    Oh how crazy she was, Just as risky as others Lookin for a better view   She was only 16, Maletas packed ready to not look back, She left without saying bye to her queen.   She didn’t mean to hurt my mama cris y...

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    • What a beautiful tribute to your mother and her courage! I hope that you share this piece with her!

      I love that you use poetry for your activism. It’s so strong! 🙂

      Sincerely,
      Ms. O

  • Dear Vesna,
    This piece was very visual. As I continued to read I felt this story come alive, I was able to see the colors and tragedy you experienced. This piece was really dope, hope to see more of your work in the future. Never stop writing loser. You have the mic, don’t let it fade away.

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    Cristina commented on the post, Costa Rica

    Dear Drea,
    Your comic was well organized and hella colorful! I’m happy and proud of you because you overcame your fear and ended up having a dope opportunity. I love how you got the chance to kick it with kids, I know you love working with them and can’t wait to see you working with kids in the future. I hope through this comic you see that doing…Read More

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    Dear Arely,
    I like how you showed us the emotions/feelings you had before and after your niece was born. It helped me a lot in being able to identify how you were feeling about a new baby who is now part of your life. This was a beautiful comic, thank you.

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    You see your love was like a game

    I was so eager to play,

    Man I’m so stupid for letting my emotions reach the brain

     

    Now I did get warnings on how rough it would be,

    But my eyes were set on winning

    Never

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    You see your love was like a game I was so eager to play, Man I'm so stupid for letting my emotions reach the brain   Now I did get warnings on how rough it would be, But my eyes were set on winning Never...

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    • So deep and inspiring

    • Dear Gabby,
      Girl your poem is SOOO good!!! I felt what you wrote, you described everything really nice. Your ending really ended with a “bam!”, it was powerful. I feel like your writing piece was really strong and powerful. I hope you keep writing about your feelings and letting it all out. I’m here for you, if you ever need anything. Love ya!

    • Dear Gabby,
      this is sooo good! you write with so much style, I can almost hear this coming from your own voice. The story itself is also very strong. I know you wrote with a lot of emotions and I’m glad you spoke your true feelings. I can relate to your story in a vague view point because I know we are both way more complicated in reality. Anyhow thank you for your writing. I hope you continue your poetry!

    • Dear Cristina,
      I can feel the emotions you released into this poem. I can picture Tupac or logic reading this and they would be impressed! I sure hell am! I love you unconditionally !! Man this was one hell of a poem and hope you keep writing more.

    • Gabby,
      your poem really touched me, just like how logics lyrics touch me, it’s DEEP…it shows that you should never quit on yourself and to keep moving on no matter what anyone says to you, to always show your emotions and never hide them just let it out. #speakyourvoice #RATTPACK

    • Hey cristina,
      I love the pieces you continue to create with that beautiful poetic mind of yours. You can truly feel the emotions coming from you, and see what you are going through as a young person. here you write about a struggle, with your father, and end with how you have grown into a new person. I hope that you find someone who can show you more love, and to appreciate more things in life. Hate is so strong of an emotion to have, there needs to be some other to balance it out, and give you more. You truly deserve whatever good comes to you. I like that you have become someone new, and i hope you continue to find the person you were meant to be.

    • Dear Gaby,
      I love your piece. It’s very deep and I can tell that you z your mind and what you felt. I´m glad that we have this opportunity in school to create beautiful things so that we can express what we feel. No matter what you went through or go through with your dad, you seem to keep going. I love when you talked about your brothers basically raising you up and who helped you get up when you could not walk… I love that. I can tell the love that you have for them two. Thank you for sharing this, I imagine that it must´ve been hard for you.

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    Salvador,
    This piece was well written. My favorite line was “I’m sorry mom, I am just like you.” because it really had me thinking on the idea that “we are nothing like our parents”, but that is false. We share hella things in common with our parents, but we only see it when something different happens. Thank you for writing a piece that gave…Read More

  • Dear Lisseth,
    I enjoy this comic because it shows the exact emotions you had when you saw your nephew for the first time. It was real and I appreciate you for sharing this moment with us. By the way, You draw good!, Hope to see you continue drawing in the future!

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    Dear Lilian,
    You’re an amazing poet. Your piece was strong and it flowed really good. I’m hella excited to see what you’ll write about next. Thank you for showing a side that isn’t always seen.

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    Dear Lis,
    The love that you have for your nephews and nieces is so beautiful. They are your motivation to continue with struggles that come up. I’m hella happy that you are the strong mujer I know, and that will be graduating with me! Thank you for writing a piece that really stood out. Hella xingona!

  • Juan,
    For someone who doesn’t talk much in class, you have a lot to say. Thank you for letting us know a little part of your life and decisions you have made. I also appreciate that you shared “When I’m around my friends I act like I don’t care about the things we do but in reality my real identity is that I do care about the things that I do.…Read More

  • Nina love,
    Thank you. Thank you for being able to express yourself through writing. This poem was filled with emotions that every person has experienced at least once. You showed how hard it is to be a high school student and have to deal with family problems. Also, sharing different perspectives on attitudes and identity. You are strong and…Read More

  • Dear Arely,
    This was well thought of and written. You expressed yourself with many examples and I’m hella juiced you have continued to write. As I was reading, It felt real because I too am the only girl sibling in my household. Thank you for speaking up on an emotion that many girl siblings feel. Super juiced to see what you have next to post!

  • Vicente,
    I like how in only a one page comic, we got to see a side of you that expanded and got to see more of the relationship with you and your brother. I hope you get to expand this art piece because it truly shows that you have talent.

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    • I love this a lot. It’s powerful, emotional, and very well worded. I like how you laid everything out, and I am especially interested in the topic. It’s so important, and whenever it gets big in the news eventually dies out and goes back to background noise, something like the president’s twitter feed replacing it or a recent celebrity scandal. This needs to be a constant conversation, and put at the forefront.

    • Dear Gaby,
      I love your comic! It is so powerful and really well put. I really love how you included the flowers as like a metaphor. You did a really good job trying to tell a story with this comic. I like all of your panels so it is hard for me to just choose one. You should keep drawing and writing because you are amazing at it.

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    Women

    Woman

    wombyn

    womyn

     

    Mujer, who am I?

    I’m so confused and I don’t want to disrespect you

    Trust me I’ll love you and never neglect you.

     

     

    Why are people still getting kil

    The "W" ?

      Women Woman wombyn womyn   Mujer, who am I? I'm so confused and I don't want to disrespect you Trust me I'll love you and never neglect you.     Why are people still getting killed? You chose to wear a dress and that's okay, ' Be you to the fullest...

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    • Gaby – Short, powerful piece. But, it leaves me wondering, “Who is the audience of this piece? Who is the ‘you'”? Thank you for sharing… And, I hope that whomever you are writing to (whether an actual person or a figurative group of people) gets to read this your inspiring words.

  • Dear Angus,
    Logic better ask you to be in his new songs. I love how in your pom you question thyself and one another. Your poem had meaning, one that we can all relate to. Thank you for making us think about the hate and love that we see everyday and make us question why it happens. This poem was beautiful to read!

  • Dear Vesnito,
    I appreciate the fuck out of this poem. You spoke your mind and really felt engaging to read. I’m happy you chose “dumb” because as a reader I thought you were going to speak about “being dumb” but you switched it around and mentioned you’re actions being dumb instead. You are a great fucking writer and I know I shouldn’t be cussing…Read More

  • Homegirl Arely, Thank you for sharing about a topic that is hard to talk about. This shows how strong you are, and how brave you are as well. I’m hella proud of you and I love you!

  • Dear Nina,
    I appreciate that you wrote this poem. This poem shows who you are and it feels real. You acknowledged that there is both happiness and sadness and you but it has only made you recognize the good. Continue to write love, you have thy voice!

  • I loved this poem, mostly because you expressed yourself in a way that you rarely do. You spoke to the audience and challenged me to think about the word “funny”. keep writing, this piece was nice!

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    I am thy dirt

    Where flowers grow tall,

    I am thy soil

    My ancestors once walked on,

     

    Mi piel morena,

    No solo mi tez

    Hay un poco mas significado

    Que la importancia de mi

    WHY I”M BROWN AS HELL

    I am thy dirt Where flowers grow tall, I am thy soil My ancestors once walked on,   Mi piel morena, No solo mi tez Hay un poco mas significado Que la importancia de mi identificación,   I walk around as a damn minority Never been no fucking priority Surrounded by...

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    • Dear Cristina,
      I really enjoyed reading your poem. I really like how you mentioned about our ancestors and how you are really proud of your brown skin. I agree with you on how society views us as just people with brown skin and not actually us as humans. Good job and keep on writing.

    • Damn Gaby! You killed this! I loved how you talk about people with brown complexions. I felt very identified and defended by you. I love this, it’s so dope.

    • Dear Cristina,
      Your poem gave me chills I love it. I really like how you mentioned the importance of having Brown Skin. I agree with you on how society views us as a minority. good job keep up the good work.

    • Dear Cristina
      Your poem left me speechless it was beautiful. One line that stood out to me was, ¨So thankful that I realized you are the beauty, The beauty in me.¨ Its amazing that you feel this way about yourself because not many people feel good about their skin color. You did a great job with this poem.

    • Oh Cristina, Cristina,
      How I LOVE your writing pieces. They are beautiful, amazing, and I can totally relate. You are such and strong and intelligent person, and I notice that you put real thought into the words you put down for the world to see. You say, “Surrounded by a society that doesn’t see ME, instead they see my brown skin and judge me,” and it just made me speechless. I know that in a time we live in, so many people are fighting to be seen and for some recognition and respect from the rest of there world. I truly think your work should be out everywhere for people to see. I can’t wait to see what words you have next to inspire me with!

    • Dear Cristina,

      This poem was so beautifully written in that the style of rhetoric and the way you structured it allows for an engaging story between you and the reader. Besides the writing, the concept of the poem is powerful and shows pride of the deep roots in your ancestry. You mention feeling confused and that, “Surrounded by a society that doesn’t see ME.” This quote is very relatable in that many people of color feel as if they don’t belong in a society where our skin color is not to be accepted. Thus feeling confused and that our skin color alone is a burden to bear. However you flip the script by saying, “The amount of pride I hold for my color, No demon could ever recover.” Instead of seeing our skin color as a curse, we can only stand strong if we learn to cherish and embrace not only our skin color but our culture. And it was a cool play on words with the skin being a curse and mentioning the demons (maybe I’m just weird for seeing that). This poem was a gem and I enjoyed reading every line.

      Thank you for writing this and sharing it with everybody and I look forward to reading more of your work!!

      Sincerely,
      Vesna

    • Dear Cristina, your poem was beautiful, i loved how you wrote about your skin color and how you are proud of it. My skin color is also brown (de Piel morena). You had said on your poem that really stand out to me which was “Hay un poco mas significado, Que la importancia de mi indentificacion” I totally agree to it because no matter skin color or anything else that is different from others doesn’t matter because everybody has the beauty in them.
      Gracias por tu historia, Sigue escribiendo espero oir mas historias!

  • Dear Chavita,

    I love this poem, it was beautiful and I hope you write more pieces because you’re good with your words.

  • Dear Nina,

    Your poem is filled with love and power. You show the pride that you hold in your name and it makes me happy. I loved when you added, “My name proves that love is real” because it felt real. You wrote this poem with love. Glad that I got the chance to read it and understand your identity/name better. <3

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    C-R-I-S-T-I-N-A

    It does not define me,

    The name is fine but it isn’t who I seek to be

    Now here I am wondering and thinking…

    Why do I not find the beauty in the name I bleed?

     

    The same name my abue

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    C-R-I-S-T-I-N-A It does not define me, The name is fine but it isn’t who I seek to be Now here I am wondering and thinking… Why do I not find the beauty in the name I bleed?   The same name my abuelita...

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    • Dear Cristina,

      Your name poem was honestly so beautiful. I Love how you think so deeply about the meaning of your name. You describe where your name comes from and how it affects you. I want to push you further to think about what your name would be if it weren’t Cristina. Who are you really? I like that we have completely different perspectives on our names, but still wrote powerful poems about them.

    • Cristina,

      I thought your poem was incredibly honest. I have not come across too many posts that delve so deeply into personal issues such as your poem. Your writing was so honest and true that it had me thinking about my own name and what I have had to bear with it. If you decide to change your mind about your name, which has been truly blessed upon you, ere is a lovely little poem I found that might make you think differently. It is short, but it is powerful. https://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/8856.html

    • Dear Gaby/Cristina,
      I am filled with shock by your work. It was so powerful and just so moving. It made me question so many things as well. Your work left me thinking and that shows how much of an affect it leaves honestly. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “It does not define me, The name is fine but it isn’t who I seek to be” I think this sentence is such an amazing hook. This sentence brings up so many topics and I just loved it. Another sentence that I felt was also amazing was, “This name has brought me pain, The type of pain that you can’t explain, Because this pain has only been felt by me”. I felt that this was so true. Many other people have pain and for the people that try to understand that won’t because they aren’t you and they just can’t. I thought it was cool that you brought this up. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your work is honestly so amazing. It has this sort of flow you could say I “vibe” with. I really appreciated getting to read your work because again it’s amazing. If you’d like please reply.

    • You are a remarkably talented poet! I hope that you continue to write outside of this class, because you TRULY have a gift! 🙂

      Love these lines:
      “She is strong like me
      Brown like me
      Crazy like me
      But as I truly understand,
      She isn’t me”

    • Dear Cristina,

      I was impressed with your name memoir. The way you write about how you feel about your name lets me know a lot. Something that stood out to me was “My 8 letters only identify a piece of me, Never the full me” this let me know that just because someone knows your name knows you a little bit does not mean that they really know you. Your work was amazing, really good keep up the great work.

  • Dear Erika,
    I like that you are writing about Oakland crime rates, and how gentrification may be a key factor in causing them to decrease. I am more interested in how these barriers may personally affect you. For example, have you seen any actions of gentrification?

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