I am native to San Antonio, Texas and a poet, writer, and blogger at Cisneros Cafe.

At Cisneros Cafe, we talk about soul work by way of faith, family, commentary, writing, and books. My hope is that we have a conversation that moves us both forward. Progress not regress!

  • Mondays I post about soul grace.
  • Two Tuesdays a month I post book reviews (depending on how fast I read them).
  • Fridays I join the Five Minute Friday community and write a poem for you.
  • Expect my Midweek Brew newsletter to hit your inbox every second Wednesday.

I encourage and sometimes ruffle feathers on Twitter.

I blog at Cisneros Cafe.

I let auto post do its thing on my Facebook page.

I host book giveaways (only if you’re a Midweek Brew subscriber) on YouTube.

I am mom to Faith, Ryan, and Brooklyn. I’m in favor of soul-filled conversations with my Hip Hop nerd of a husband, Erasmo. Yes, he taught me about DJ Kool Herc. If it was cool to name our newborn daughter, The Bronx, we just may have. We settled on Brooklyn.

Our life is about food, family, community, books, and road trips.

At two years old, I lost my father in what was then America’s largest peacetime tragedy aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz in 1981. At six years old, my mom married another hero, my Mexican immigrant stepfather. Divorce has since placed us in different directions. In the Spring of 2013, I filled that void with my heavenly Father.

Christianity challenges me because life is messy and I have questions. The work here comes from that place of faith where I recognize my Latinidad and mistfitness. I am an advocate of religious freedom and marginalized people.

My work has appeared in The Acentos Review, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, Mudroom, The Lookout MagazineZouch Magazine, Amity Coalition, Sagebrush Review, and more. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Thank you for allowing me into your life this way.

Amor y Abrazos,