Being a Latina womyn growing up in a society that is very influential in its words and actions can be both frustrating and a beautiful experience. Most people in today’s society do not understand how impactful people of color have been by simply being true to themselves and their ancestors. And as a woman, I have seen how we attack and degrade women by simply belittling each other due to feeling threatened. Taking that into consideration, I wrote this poem for my mother, Lorena, the strongest and most kind-hearted person ever. This is dedicated to all the Latina mothers and Latina womyn… you are enough and you are life. Carry yourself through this hateful world with grace and resilience. Be the peace and intelligence that this world needs. I am a Latina womyn. I am full of purpose and purity and so are you, so are we.
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