A Declaration of Self Love

I’m familiar negotiating who I am to please others. Some may call me inauthentic, I call this self-protection. However, I have burned through my shields. Too tired to be exhausted, this continuous disguise has faded. It’s time I accept myself and no longer sacrifice self-love for overall acceptance.

The mask I wear runs deeper than my foundation, and so today I decide to shift my narrative. I am no longer a finished product of what I’ve been through, I am a project continuously craving care, love, and attention. Today, I am proudly high maintenance. I must treat my body with the ultimate fragility. I understand I am the only constant character in my life. I will contribute only to my self preservation. Tonight, in my sweat pants and coiled hair I am nothing less than a Queen.

I deserve to be heard. I deserve to be loved. I deserve to be royalty.

12:46am, February 28th, 2016 the minute I unapologetically decided to love myself

Just the Beginning

I want to start this blog because I love writing and understand that my experiences now are helping me become who I am meant to be. I have an obsession with poetry, art, and well crafted stories and so this is my way to share my little version of art and thoughts into the world.

Who am I? 
My name is Tiffany. Dominican-American, Student, Poet, Barista, Sister, Daughter.

Where am I?
I was born in New York City and have lived everywhere from the Bronx to Miami and now Boston.

How am I?