The following is a poem I wrote for class today. We watched a good documentary called "Precious Knowledge." Then, we mimicked some of the "I am" poems made by students from Arizona. They wrote such poems of self-discovery and identity when they had a Chicano/a program.
I am woman
By Veronica Porras
I am woman…Continue
One of the hardest things that I have had to deal with my whole life has been body image. Body image is the way you look at yourself. It's the way in which your mind perceives your exterior. It's the very personal relationship you have with yourself and is highly tied to your self-esteem. I can admit that I struggle with the way I look at my body. At times, I am not very happy about my appearance.
This unhealthy relationship with my body started early on in my life. I was not…Continue
Part of the fun part of having an existential crisis and my body telling me to slow down involves reading. I missed reading for leisure so bad and since I want to understand the meaning of life and the world around me, I’m reading plenty of other people’s journey and life lessons. This helps me see how they came to self-realization.
The particular book I’m reading right now is called “Thirty Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by The Time She’s 30” by the…Continue
I’m sorry that I’m being so narcissistic when I write but I hope that some of the things I write down do inspire some of you to explore your identity as well. It’s a very powerful thing to know yourself and what you contribute to the world.
I would also like you to know that even adults need help too. I want to make it a point to let you know more about what I discover because I know that some of the things I go through will be of interest to you. Life is going to get…Continue