Category Archives: Mental Health

Melanin, Me

“Melanin, Me” by Denise Kollock, a masterful and raw poem from the heart and soul of a beautiful woman. Now is a time more than ever for us to hear Black Voices, because Black Lives Matter.

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“You speak Spanish like you’re stupid.”  Little did I know at the time that I did not, in fact, speak Spanish like I was stupid. The difference between my Spanish and theirs was in the dialect. My family is from Yucatán, Mexico and a good portion of its population are of Mayan descent and strive to keep their customs alive and well even in contemporary settings.

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