“Disappeared” for 101 Fiction

“Disappeared” is the very, very first fiction acceptance I’ve ever received, and the second ever publication. In my life. That’s HUGE! Read “Disappeared” here! I stumbled upon 101 Fiction through Twitter: their tweet about June’s theme brought me to the website, and I was instantly hooked. Surrealism? Flash? Very strict word requirements? I loved the […]

“Caretaker” for Marías at Sampaguitas

Big thing announcement! I have a fiction piece published! I am so honored to have “Caretaker” published online by Marías at Sampaguitas. It’s a short story about an immigrant girl who has to juggle her familial duty and her dreams of independence. It’s based on my own experience as a daughter of immigrant parents, as […]

“A Letter” for She Leads Daily

My piece “A Letter…” was recently published in an edition of “She Leads Daily”. I’m still learning to be brave enough to submit more creative pieces, and the editor at SLD was kind enough to encourage me to write this piece for the magazine. “A Letter…” was based off of a similar letter I had […]

On the little ways I’m getting more rest

Rest is highly unappreciated. Many people define “success” with “busy-ness,” meaning I, like many others, tend to feel useless if I’m not doing something to further my work. We hear about how CEOs read a billion times a week, how successful people are those that work the longest hours, and inevitably we are discouraged from […]

2017 taught me to focus on my priorities

2017 was a year of work for me. It was my first complete year out of school and, consequently, my first complete year of unemployment. And yet I was working – working really, really hard. The call to work – to “hustle,” as some like to say – seems to be prevailing in popular culture, especially […]

It’s OK to be inspired by other people’s writing

The weird thing about writing is that there are so many different ways to use it. Writing an essay is different than writing a resume, which is different than writing a script, which is different than writing a letter – and so on, and so forth. And what’s even more confusing is that while all […]

Editing your writing: 6 simple tips

Editing your writing is often seen as an extra, unnecessary step in the writing process. “One draft is all I need,” brags almost every college student. It’s almost a point of pride to be able to write perfectly in one go, and even after college, editing takes a backseat to writing. It’s seen as an extra […]

Form & Function

Hooray for my first post! I’ve been drafting a lot of my thoughts on writing and design for a while, especially as I learn and gain more experience, so I’m planning on posting more and more here. Hopefully it’ll spark some good conversation. I’ve decided to start these conversations with an idea that’s important to […]