Shut Your Mouth. Open Your Heart. 

Today while at work I was helping a customer who knew very little English. I was helping him to the best of my abilities and my limited Spanish speaking skills came out to play. During our interaction we were both laughing; him at my broken Spanish and me at myself because I knew I sounded... Continue Reading →

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The Man Behind Manteca Clothing

The infamous Javier Lasso, better known as "Panama," started a local clothing line titled Manteca Clothing late last year. Although based out of Wichita, Kansas this clothing line holds legends and Panamanian pride within it's threads.  Panama, who works as the brand's owner, designer, and creator found a unique way to tell his story, showcase his... Continue Reading →

Depression: It Just Ain’t Cute. 

I've been struggling with depression since 2008 when I first got diagnosed as clinically depressed. Since 2008, I have had to fight mental battles and mentally trek through war zones within my own mind. I've mastered "depression boot camps" full of counseling, group therapy, and self-love activities. I've survived mental war zones that left me... Continue Reading →

Novaturient 

Put into a position I never predicted, The Lord called and said it was time for my visions to be shifted.  On the run with no place to reside,  You got me out in the open with no where to hide. Contemplating on reverting back to my old ways, Sending my prayers up to God... Continue Reading →

Plans Far Greater Than Our Own.

  Life as a college student can be tricky and stressful. I often find myself feeling trapped and questioning my future. Am I making the right choices? Taking the right classes? Is this the right major for me? Am I spending my time wisely? Where are my priorities?  Whenever I feel overwhelmed I like to look... Continue Reading →

Age Gaps. 

   I remember sitting in Mrs. Roberts Spanish class during fourth hour my Sophomore year of high school. It was the day that my mom and stepdad were finding out the gender of their first baby together. As soon as the class bell rang I heard my name being called over the intercom to come... Continue Reading →

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