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 … Continue reading dominicanish: A Diasporic Commemoration

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 … Continue reading An Entrepreneurship Lesson: KNOW SELF TO HEAL SELF

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 … Continue reading Messages from HER

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 … Continue reading what (my) Darkness taught me about (my) Light

unshackled

... I am not meant to be a slave. I am not meant to be anyone's subordinate. I am not meant to take orders from anyone whose as enslaved as I. I am not meant to respect hierarchies, ignoring the fallacies of those "in power." I am not meant to be satisfied with earning a … Continue reading unshackled