The Seeds: Started A Business. Performed Poetry. Wrote A Collection of Poems. Recorded My Passion. Cultivated My Circle. Gained Closure. Fell In Love. Found Genuine Connection. Cleared My Sexual Energy. Practiced Yoga & Meditation. Gained Better Coping Habits. Excelled in retail Received Bonuses and Recognition. Lifted My Own Spirits. Accomplished My Goals. Expanded Social Media…… Continue reading Seeds of 2016: Let That Shit Grow
There’s a such thing as being too fucking nice and I’ve yet to find my balance in it.
Without a traditional Kwanzaa set with which to light candles & reflect on daily principles, Ortilla turns to SnapChat to “light up” her celebration of Kwanzaa.
Being vulnerable is my biggest fear and it’s ruining my life. Vulnerability is my worst nightmare. It’s the essence of my biggest fear: opening myself up and becoming bare for the world to see. The world being my friends, family, coworkers, boyfriend and even the waiters and customer service agents that have to…… Continue reading Getting Over My Fear: Vulnerbality
I recently came to the jarring realization that my boyfriend derails most of my conversations. Regardless of the topic. This is a problem. Not only because of the rudeness but because of what it represents: misogyny and patriarchy, both descendants of white supremacy wrapped into one. But the confusing and incredibly frustrating thing about it is, my boyfriend…… Continue reading I Refuse to Fight This Fight
Last week, a song from our era played on the Frank Ocean station on my Pandora. It was a song that represented us. A song that exhaled the very essence of us and it still does so, though time has passed and things have changed. My feelings have long changed, but the song is still…… Continue reading Our Time
Mark my words: Spring Break is the devil. Well, maybe it’s not that extreme. But it is all a trick, a trap created to fool students with a week of what we are led to believe is freedom. How free is freedom when it ends quicker than it started? How relaxed can you be when…… Continue reading 126. Regression: Back and Forth