networking a la awkward style.
Sir: You go to IVC? Me: no sir, I’m a UCSD graduate Sir bumps my knuckle Sir: right on! What major? Me: Chemistry but then I switched to Women’s Studies (people get confused when I say Critical Gender Studies) Sir: What are you gonna do with that? (I HATE that question after I say what I majored in) Me: Well I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up yet, but I’d...
It’s 10:45 and my heart is broken. Heartbreak is unequivocally the single most awful feeling I have ever experienced. I have experienced it multiple times. It takes so much strength and courage to carry on and take the huge emotional risk to face the world with love after experiencing heartbreak. I am miles away from my MacBook, the one time my writer’s block has been broken. I am...
He’s gonna ask me for your ‘hand in marriage’? Why should I...– my papa Roberto Alvarado pointing out the absurdity of patriarchy
just so we're clear
There’s nothing humorous about a “bad teacher” humiliating and abusing her students.
Dear body, This was not a good week for us. Not only did I use the weather as an excuse to miss my daily jog and yoga sessions, but on Wednesday night, I had the bright idea of getting a campechana burrito composed of carne al pastor and carne asada drenched in guacamole, salsa de tomatillo, and lemon. Oh the pain! I tried to make it up by playing tennis but the wind was not helping and next...
listened “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve while driving which reminds me of my childhood and I cried, causing a lethal combination of mascara, sweat, eyeliner, and eyeshadow to smear all around my eyes causing an intense amount of pain. I looked like a raccoon.
A revolutionary mind and a revolutionary life were probably the worst things you...– Luis Rodriguez, “It Calls You Back”
this is not a screenplay
INT. MY PARENTS’ LIVING ROOM - NIGHT Claudia holds her breath. Takes a sip of cerveza Indio and sighs. It’s a hot summer night and she wonders if she will ever be able to define abstract concepts such as love and liberation. She exhales. CLAUDIA Well, I’ll be damned. Claudia soon realizes, she is a confused mess with absolutely no sense of direction.