“Mi Luz”

La luz brilliantepresents itselfas a thousanddizzying beams. Unwrappingfrom my abdomenmy tiny universewails with existence. Figuras familiaresstick to my eyelidspraising andwelcomingmy soul inrepose. How lovelyto meetyou uncleour grandguardian. Opa’s reassuringgrin reminds meof the choice. Stewart bloodrecalls thatcourage growsstrong at thesewounds. I must stay. The smilesfleetingreplaced byshudderinglimbs andcavernouscold. This battlewhippingmy spiritand testingall thatI am. Recognizablerhythmswiftlymimicsmy own. Groundingwarmthenvelopsmy … Continue reading “Mi Luz”

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

 "I have the personal faith that mankind will somehow rise up to the occasion and give new directions to an age drifting rapidly to its doom. In spite of the tensions and uncertainties of this period something profoundly meaningful is taking place. Old systems of exploitation and oppression are passing away, and out of the … Continue reading 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Para mi bebe

Tu Color I did not carryyour colorwhen youwere tuckedinside myalabaster skinprotected byprivilegeI never earnedbut own. I did not carryyour colorwhen I feltyour tiny kicksen ritmocon el tamborespanol en la radio. I did not carryyour colorbecause yourmelanin had notyet gracedthis world withits beauty. I did not carryyour colorporque yo eraignorante quetu color te creo. Pero ahorase … Continue reading Para mi bebe

Published on Thought Catalog

I am honored to share that my piece, "I'm Dreaming Reality," was published yesterday on Thought Catalog. You can find it here: http://thoughtcatalog.com/kathryn-beck/2015/03/im-dreaming-reality/ It feels so good to be able to share this particular piece with the world, as it was an incredibly dark chapter of my life. I urge anyone who is going through similar experiences … Continue reading Published on Thought Catalog