My name is Rachel and I’ve been writing since I could remember. My first “publication” was when I was in the second grade and wrote a story about two mice becoming friends, and it ended up in the yearbook. By High School, in Grover Cleveland, I was “spitting rhymes” in our advanced poetry class, attending poetry slams, and winning contests. Won the creative writing award during my High School graduation and my poem was featured as a symbol of our generation in the senior yearbook. Went to college to focus on art and code, and while I still wrote, had a bit of a poetry haitus for a few years. Luckily, I found myself again, and so I’ve got a lot of poetry and stories sitting around. Thought it was high time to put it some place. For now, that place is here.
For the sake of background, I grew up in Queens, hung out in Brookyln, and now live in the Bronx. As a young Puerto Rican woman, I see a lot, and feel a lot. With all the emotional, cultural, and social influences that I’ve been exposed to growing up – I’ve always used writing to make sense of those things in my life.
Hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to follow me on twitter!
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