All Nonfiction Bullying Books Academic Author Interviews Celebrity interviews College Articles College Essays Educator of the Year Heroes Interviews Memoir Personal Experience Sports Travel & CultureAll Opinions Bullying Current Events / Politics Discrimination Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking Entertainment / Celebrities Environment Love / Relationships Movies / Music / TV Pop Culture / Trends School / College Social Issues / Civics Spirituality / Religion Sports / Hobbies
- Summer Guide
- College Guide
- Author Interviews
- Celebrity interviews
- College Articles
- College Essays
- Educator of the Year
- Personal Experience
- Travel & Culture
- Current Events / Politics
- Drugs / Alcohol / Smoking
- Entertainment / Celebrities
- Love / Relationships
- Movies / Music / TV
- Pop Culture / Trends
- School / College
- Social Issues / Civics
- Spirituality / Religion
- Sports / Hobbies
- Community Service
- Letters to the Editor
- Pride & Prejudice
- What Matters
Where I'm From
I am from suburban corduroy onesies where socks layer with rosey cheeks
where dimples are as deep as the sand in search of treasures.
I am from toys, yet played with fairies.
I am from family photos staged over, effortless
where twinkly lights were plugged in and junk thrown down the basement stairs.
I am from fancy food platters and unfamiliar faces.
I am from the curiosity of coffee with a bitter tongue dip,
where mom sits paying the bills.
I am from no chance to no doubt I am adequate.
I am from number one on the list to my own self-embrace
where opinions are meaningless and makeup swirls in the sink.
I am from raindrop tears cleared by summer’s sunsets.
I am from chic rompers where booties are layered with tights and rosey lipgloss
where sips of black coffee stains the hardwood table.
I am from liminal space to relentlessness, where I run with fairies in my corduroy onesies.