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 [...]

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 [...]

Staring at Insecurity

                I didn’t always believe myself to be insecure. To be honest, for a long time I didn’t even truly understand what it meant to be insecure. Then for an even longer time I was too egocentric to allow myself to be vulnerable enough to admit I was [...]