Brazen Princess

Loud and Unashamed
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JULY 30, 2012 4:56PM


Write a story involving an Olympic sport. 



I feel ashamed to say it, but I hate swimming.

It didn't start off as a dream or a realization that this is what I was called to, it was just something that… Read full post »

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JULY 2, 2012 9:28AM

The Homeland Dance - A Story of Immigration


My story of immigration is not about me coming to America – it is about me leaving America.


There can’t be an entry without an exit (in the realm of immigration) and that seems to be the greatest lesson

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MAY 7, 2012 6:31AM

My Daughter, the Stronger Version of Myself



The day Alicia was born I had pancakes at Lyon’s restaurant  on Clover Road in Tracy.

The doctors had sent me home because the pitossin drip had not worked (could have fooled me, it sure felt like la… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 31, 2011 11:12AM

Remembering my Grandma on Dia de los Muertos


 grandpa and grandma                                    Grandpa (Ignacio) and Grandma (Juana) 

My first memories of my grandma were with my grandpa.  They were always referred to as “Grandma… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 7, 2011 11:24AM

Why Liberia?? The Story of Two Sisters in Peace



Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee ,                                             and Tawakul Karman, a Yemeni rights activist

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 7:08AM

True Love Ways


Buddy Holly 1936-1959 

© Getty Images  


I carry Buddy Holly with me in my car – his greatest hits CD, that is. 

 I can drive on the crowded streets of Northern Johannesburg, complete with street hawkers, selling everything from Rugby shirts tRead full post »

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AUGUST 7, 2011 3:38AM

The Tearful Truths of The Runaway Bunny

In two books Margaret Wise Brown stole my heart.

The first was a book I bought called Goodnight Moon where a chatty young bunny tried to go to sleep by saying goodnight to everything he could see and couldn't see. After/… Read full post »