To the Mother Who Gave Birth during the Pandemic by Denise A. Castro

This pandemic has amplified our fears but it also has redefined our strength and endurance. We are shields; fierce protectors and our body’s vessels of asylum. We are warriors fighting the good fight; we are Mothers.

A Mothers Sacrifice – A Letter to the Daughter of an Immigrant by Denise A. Castro

In that moment I truly understood the meaning of sacrifice. Being a mother is selfless.

Mudskipper by Odalys Quevedo

“A virus,” they said.  “Voluntary quarantine,” they suggested. Ooze, I became. Daily functions relegated only to survival. Eat, feed children, do laundry, sleep, repeat. All under the same roof, all by the same ooze. “School is closed for the rest of the year,” they said. “Remote learning,” they suggested. Oozier, I became. Eat, feed children,Continue reading “Mudskipper by Odalys Quevedo”