• Thank you for your feedback, but how does it hurt my image?

  • Dear Nina,
    I like your comic because you talked about an event in your life where you weren’t really liking it at first, but then ended up being so excited about it and wanting to learn more about it. You draw really good, I was able to clearly see and understand what was going on. I hope I see more of your work in the future. Keep it up!

  • Lisseth commented on the post, Costa Rica 1 year, 7 months ago

    Dear Andrea,
    I LOVE YOUR COMIC. It’s so cute! I can clearly understand each panel & how you felt in your time in Costa Rica. That is so cool that you got to volunteer at a school over there & be around the kids, since you love kids and want to work with kids in the future. I hope to see more of your work in the future, keep it up!

  • Dear Esme,
    Your comic is so nice! You have some really dope art skills and your cursive writing is really nice. I really like the baby shower panel, because you drew all the baby things so cute! The last panel is really dope too & it showed a lot of graphic weight. I can relate on your comic, because I felt the same with my nephew.

  • Dear Yahaira,
    I like your comic because it was easy and clear to understand. You draw really good, and I can see how you were really feeling when your mom had leave. I hope I see more of your work in the future.

  • Dear Joanna,
    I like your writing piece because your writing piece is like a mix of both poem and story. I like the line, “A few more hours later we had gotten to our new city and home… I just wanted to scream and cry.
    But at the end I wanted for everything to be, Fine. Good. Better.” I like that line because it really shows how although you d…[Read more]

  • 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 Oscar,
    I really like your writing piece, because I can relate about “They do everything for us, they came to the U.S for us, for us to have a better life. Damn, I love my parents.”, because my parents came here for the same reason. I like how you wrote this piece and the vocabulary you used. I hope you keep writing, keep it up!

  • Lisseth commented on the post, Making Up 1 year, 7 months ago

    Dear Salvador,
    I like your comic, its short and cute. I like how by playing soccer, all of you guys forgot about the problem going on with you all. You know how to draw, I hope to see more of your posts in the future. Keep it up!

  • Dear Arely,
    I enjoyed looking at your comic because I can relate to when I met nephew for the first time. I like how you involved color, to show the happiness you felt. You did a great job! I hope to see more of your work in the future.

  • “Your sister had a baby”

    were the first words that came out of my dad’s mouth

    Silence.

    I didn’t know what to say

    Speechless,

    no words could come out of my mouth

    It was as if I had fallen into a dream

    • Dear Liz,

      Wow! I’m amazed by your story. It’s crazy because I can totally relate to it. Similarly to your family not knowing about your sister’s pregnancy, my mom and I didn’t know anything about my cousin’s pregnancy. She grew up with me so she was like my older sister. We found out the day she was going to give birth. It was really surprising and I was only 6, so I also felt like our relationship was going to change. I’m glad you shared this story because I didn’t know of others who had been through the same story. Looking forward to more of your writing.
      -Yahaira

    • Dear Liz,
      I am amazed! I really loved reading the story about your nephew. I can see how much love you have for your nephew. While reading the story about your nephew so many thoughts were going through my head. I couldn’t believe that your family didn’t know that your sister was preagant all along. I liked how your story is very detailed I was able to picture what was going on in my head. Keep up the good work !

    • Dear Liz,

      I was really surprised about your memoir and how your parents and you knew about your sisters pregnancy. I thought that it was really interesting how both you and your family knew about her pregnancy. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me was, “She had a life growing inside of her these whole past 9 months, We were not given any time to prepare for this blessing, It was time to meet Damian Xavier.” I think this was true because a bay is always a blessing and more because he was family to you, that should always be the most important thing when someone is going to be born. I thought that it was nice how you said it was time to meet him as well. Another sentence that I liked was, “Our relationship and lives have completely changed, I could not believe we grew closer, Damian Xavier is the joy of our lives, Change is good.” This was really good because your relationship now with your sister and your nephew must be really strong since you. I agree with you that your relationship with your sister had to bring you guys even closer because you now had a nephew, a new family member.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really enjoyed this memoir of yours.

    • Wow! I love how beautiful you express about your nephew! And the story… it’s just wow! I remember you told me and I thought you were joking. I couldn’t believe it! I think that your sister’s story is so unique and so cool because she didn’t even know. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  • Dear Jazmin,
    I like your comic because it’s so organized and really easy to read and understand. I like how you talked about your experience at Yosemite and how you overcame your fear. I relate to you because girl, I was low-key scared too lol. You should keep drawing because you can draw really good. Keep it up!

  • Lisseth commented on the post, Corruption 1 year, 8 months ago

    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.

  • Lisseth commented on the post, Juanisaih 1 year, 8 months ago

    Dear Jessika,
    I am surprised by your poem because I can relate to everything you wrote about. Same with me, my sister had a baby last year and it was something unplanned and unexpected like you but it is something we are really grateful of. I like when you said, “I still don’t believe that is my sisters baby. I still see my sister as my sister n…[Read more]

  • Dear Salvador,
    Your poem was really well written and I like how you talked about your relationship with your mom. I like that line, “We have always been really close to each other, I tell you everything, Whether I have a problem or just how my day went. There are no secrets in between both of us.” I really like that line, because you really…[Read more]

    • Dear Lisseth,
      I liked your comic because it’s really cute. I liked the way you said, “I felt happiness and love when I had him on my arms.” This shows how much love you have for him when you first saw him. I enjoyed reading your comic because I felt the love. Thank you for sharing this nice comic about your little nephew. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    • Dear Bestfriend,
      I loved your comic about your nephew. I can relate a lot because that’s exactly how I felt when I carried my niece for the first time. It’s a love that you can’t explain. I loved how you added a lot of color to your comic which shows that you were very happy when you first saw him and had him with you for the first time. I also like how you drew a few hearts next to you and him because it shows that you have lots and lots of love for him.

    • Dear Lisseth,
      I loved your comic. I had a very clear understanding of how much love you have for your nephew. I can relate to your comic in many ways. Both of your panels show graphic weight I understood exactly what I was looking at. Can’t wait to see more of your work !

    • 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!

  • 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.

  • Dear Kadijah,
    I like how you wrote about vans and how you basically told a little story but turned it into a poem. Keep writing, good job.

  • Dear Jovana,
    I really enjoyed reading your poem, you wrote it really good. I agree with you on the undocumented parents and them giving us everything. You used good grammar and everything is really well put. I hope to read more posts from you.

  • Dear Lis,
    I like your poem because its different from the other poems. I like how you decided to be unique with it and be straight up and talk about how your personality is. You were really honest in this poem and that really shows how you are.

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