What and Why I Write

I write not because I like writing, it’s because I love sharing stories. My  personal life manifesto is this: Life should read like a book worth reading. I’m a  Chica on a mission for Mas Viajeras, por favor! Mais amor, less hate, more tolerance.  Global perspectives, human connections.. connecting us to issues and to each other.

This is my journey of intersecting travel, history, and social context with a human face at funkysudaka



Stories I Write

There is no greater threat to the critics and the cynics and the fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.
With skinned knees and bruised hearts; we choose owning our stories of struggle, over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.
When we deny our stories, they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.
We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.
We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings.
We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame, grace from disappointment, courage from failure.
Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and brokenhearted. We are rising strong.- MANIFESTO OF THE BRAVE AND BROKENHEARTED (Brené Brown-Rising Strong)