For someone else’s comfort -
Do not become small
For people who refuse to grow.
You are not a burden.
You are not a bother.
You enhance the lives of others.
People smile, not groan, when you text them.
In the afterword to “Have You seen Marie?”
I am a latina
I am do not exist to cook, clean and fuck
I am not a thing that spits out words in spanish when you put coins in me
My anger is legitimate, not another thing for you to be turned on by
I am capable of coming in different sizes and colors, do not assume i am not a latina based on my appearance
Not your Gloria from modern family, not your devious maid, not your spicy señorita
Not “spanish”, not “hispanic”
I am me, a human, so treat me as one