25 Facts About Me – June 2019

25 facts about me

Remember back in the day when I used to share one of these every year? I wrote my first 25 facts about me post in early 2013 when I was still an infant and hadn’t seen much shit. Wow how times have changed. Now that I’m an unemployed college graduate with more opinions than I can count, I wanted to update my 25 facts about me and expose more of my intimate details than I probably should.

  1. My dream job is to work for a nonprofit organization where I can write about mass incarceration (this one is the goal!) and simultaneously teach poetry classes in prisons. I would also love to do reentry work as well!
  2. Not a day goes by where I don’t shed at least a few tears. I’m a highly sensitive person okay?
  3. One day I want to run for political office on the promise of fighting for medicare for all, housing as a right, ending mass incarceration and police violence, tackle climate change, free public college, decriminalization of drugs, abolish ICE, women’s guaranteed bodily autonomy, inalienable rights for LGBTQIA+ people and immigrants, and extremely strict gun control measures.
  4. I’m passionate about therapy and I think that it should be much more accessible and affordable for all people.
  5. I now like Mexican food and I am unashamed about this announcement.
  6. Going to law school has slowly started to disappear from my future plans because I truly cannot contain my emotions when it comes to injustice.
  7. If I could sleep all day forever, I would.
  8. I’m convinced that I have the most incredible family and friends in the world.
  9. It’s taken me 10 years to get my curly hair to the ringlet stage it’s currently in and I’m terrified that the next time I get it cut, I’ll have to start from the beginning.
  10. I try to focus on consuming media created mostly by people of color as I feel much more connected to both the artists and their subject matter.
  11. I never want to get married or have children, and no, I won’t change my mind.
  12. One of my goals for the rest of 2019 is to perform one of my poems at a spoken word open mic night.
  13. I don’t believe in any religion because I think they do much more harm than good.
  14. My greatest fear is that I’ll never actually make a difference in society.
  15. Some of my most influential icons are Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Haunani-Kay Trask, Clint Smith, Bryan Stevenson, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Mariame Kaba.
  16. If I were an inventor, I would create a new fashion system that keeps women’s measurements on file and finds every piece that is not only chic, but also fits like a glove without having to try it on or alter it.
  17. I’m almost always overwhelmed by the devastating stories of violence, pain, and injustice around the world, and I have difficulty working through my emotions and feelings of complete helplessness.
  18. Publishing a poetry chapbook is one of my most important goals in life.
  19. Ever since I went to Texas and moved into my own apartment, I became extremely independent and learned to enjoy living my everyday life alone. I don’t see solitary time as a burden, but rather clustered moments of contentment.
  20. My grandpa and I both eat bowls of cereal almost every day at 1 a.m.
  21. Hopefully with more years of therapy, I’ll learn how to let go of the people who shouldn’t continue to reserve space in my mind.
  22. I believe that everyone can be rehabilitated and restored no matter what their circumstance.
  23. My travel bucket list consists of visiting Italy, Greece, London, and returning to Australia to buy all of the snickers pods that I can carry.
  24. I’ve been boycotting the NFL for the past two years and I don’t miss the professional league for one second.
  25. My biggest pet peeves are people who talk on the phone or text while they’re with me and men who mansplain everything to me.