Written by Xienna Yepez, a CSUCI Service Learning student in Fall of 2020.
Poetry is significant and can play a major role in identity. As a woman of color, identity is a big part of my life and I look for new ways every day to express that through different forms of art. Being a creative girl with the support of my family and teachers, I’ve grown to know what suits me the best and how I...
This post was written by a CSUCI student, featuring artwork by Ellawyn Wood.
"Machismo" in Spanish is a strong or aggressive masculine pride often associated with a man's role in a traditional family. Unlike a “quinceañera” which is a milestone for Latino girls in which they celebrate their transition from childhood to woman-hood, machismo is not celebrated at...
This piece is by Isabel Mercado, a writer and a senior at Ventura High School.
I know my future because I know my history.
Ghetto Prison, we won’t stop until we are free
We will rise in the city of fallen angels
If money is the root of all evil then greed is the seed
Private Prisons, this isn’t livin’
Perhaps we take because nobody is giving
America is a rich man’s...
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