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June 2023 Rewind

Did you miss any of my blog posts this month? Don’t worry; I’m always here to keep you caught up!

June was a reminder of why I started writing in the first place and why I decided to dedicate my life to learning, practicing, and using my talent as a writer.

As a proud ally, I wrote about some of my favorite drag queens for Pride Month. I marveled at the incredible representation I witnessed on television from watching The Ultimatum: Queer Love.

I documented landmark memories I created this month, as the first anniversary of living with my amazing boyfriend and attending my first-ever concert with my best friend. Now, not only will I have pictures and my memories, but years from now, I can read my exact thoughts about these incredible experiences.

My June Featured Artist, Javier Alexander, had one of the most excellent interviews. Javier, a playwright, takes his life experiences traveling and working as an EMT and turns them into relatable stories for his audience to enjoy.

I was inspired by a potentially throw-away movie, Flamin’ Hot. The story was simple and maybe even pretend, but it was outstanding. The representation felt authentic and uplifting in a way that isn’t often seen in stories about Hispanic communities.

I finished the month with a poem I’ve been cultivating for a few months. Invigorated by the ease and the meaning behind all the writing I did this month; I found the confidence necessary to finish a poem entitled, I Am Defiant. Just reciting the poem gives me such courage and confidence that I can’t wait for what next month has in store.

Pride Month: Highlighting Some Of My Favorite Drag Queens

It's Pride Month, so why not highlight some of my favorite drag queens?

Move Anniversary: Living with My Boyfriend For A Year

I moved in with my boyfriend, George, a year ago, and it’s been such a whirlwind experience.

The Ultimatum: Queer Love Presents A Rare Level of Representation

The Ultimatum: Queer Love is the type of TV representation the world craves.

Playwright, Javier Alexander, Aims to Master the Art of Storytelling

Javier Alexander aims to use his plays to tell stories that create unforgettable bonds among people with different points of view.

Attending Ed Sheeran’s Concert At Met Life Stadium

This was my first concert ever, and I don't know what my expectations were, but Ed Sheeran exceeded them.

Flamin’ Hot: The Fake Story with Real Representation

Flamin' Hot, the movie about the legendary story behind America's favorite snack, shows authentic representation of an underrepresented community.

Unpopular Opinion: Movies Transition from Theatre to Streaming Too Quickly

The transition from theatre to streaming wasn't as gradual as it may seem, and I don't know that I like it.

Poem: I Am Defiant

A Poem about being born and raised defiant, living with defiance and overcoming the fear that comes with that.

Now that you’re all caught up, be sure to stay tuned to keep up with more discussions with me, Damaris!

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