"…Learning to see my place in the world in the margins comes with a painful history, but it has also allowed me to create a place for myself. It has allowed to create a home full of slashes and semicolons and love in all the places.

My home in the margins is a good home too.

It has real estate everywhere. The landscape is lush and with a full range. This home has tropical weather and palm trees and the ocean. It has winters and snow. This home has corn fields, lemon trees, and farm animals everywhere. It is also full of “I will see you later” and “I miss you too” in both English, Spanish and spanglish. It is adapting to the knowing feeling that something is always missing, but this is home too"- Quote from my talk, “A Balancing Act on Home, Art, and Academia: A Reckoning from the Margins”,