I will not be ashamed.

I love my accent. It wasn’t always that way. Not only did I have an accent, but my features and habits allowed me to stand out in all white classrooms in Massachusetts. I never kept count of how many times I heard the word spic or the phrase “go back to your country”, but I remember how I felt.

In 2016, where racism, and xenophobia are a trending topic and a United States reality. This poem is a piece to activate awareness, to speak on behalf of my beautiful people, and to promote self-love in a society where¬†we often don’t receive the love or treatment human beings deserve.

Be unapologetic. Be a revolutionary. Be unashamed.

Listen to my latest short poem:

Sincerity- Spic, Me: Accentuate

 

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