dominicanish: A Diasporic Commemoration

A Narrative by Christy X Martínez            ‘Dominicanish,’ the first annual Dominican Writers Conference, was a powerful display of matriarchy, poder al pueblo (power to the people) and free expression. In all honesty, I’m still vibrating high off of the transformational energies of that day! From witnessing the tremendous team effort of…

An Entrepreneurship Lesson: KNOW SELF TO HEAL SELF

         I’ve been grappling with launching my own business for over a year now. I’ve found reason after reason as to why I couldn’t because something, anything was “missing”. I worked on countless outline after outline, attained over 5 master certifications, lost weight and STILL didn’t want to start my business. I…

Messages from HER

My Dearest Christy,          WOW, look at you! You are so creative, so intelligent, so observant, so beautiful in and out, so full of life, character and IMMENSE dreams! In your honor and in gratitude for having preserved as far as you have, I give you the gift of SELF-LOVE, once and…

Isaiah 54:17

            Today I woke up inspired and with a message; perhaps for me, perhaps for YOU, perhaps for us both. I got to thinking about opposition and how much energy we spend within our culture, thinking of and in essence giving unnecessary energy to “haters,” people who are out of…

Minding my Business

                So I recently quit a perfectly decent, full-time, salaried job in order to actively pursue my actual creative pursuit of writing freelance and its been the most challenging decision I’ve ever had to make. Let’s just put it like this, I had to go through a series…

trump: an analysis

           Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States, is truly going to make America great again… AND HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW IT! In contemplating the results of the presidential election from a place of spirit, I’ve found a sense of peace with it all. Maybe America needed this Trump…

what (my) Darkness taught me about (my) Light

      Oh man has the struggle been real these last few months or what? HELL YES IT HAS! Living check to check in fear that I wouldn’t be able to sustain myself, exhausted at the judgement from unknowing souls who assumed I just needed to “try harder,” even going hungry because health consciousness…