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My poem, “Pronounced,” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize!!

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Just got word that my poem “Pronounced” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize! Heartfelt thank you to Jenifer Browne Lawrence and all of the editors at the Crab Creek Review for giving this poem a home and then choosing to honor it with this distinction. I’m floored.

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Show with John Legend at Centennial High School

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These kids rocked it today at Centennial High School during our AXE #SeniorOrientation show with John Legend! So proud and inspired to see them share their thoughts on self-expression and inclusive masculinity in front of their entire school. #AXEPartner #FindYourMagic (Photo by @merrittography)

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Collaboration with John Legend

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Thrilled to collaborate with John Legend & AXE to launch #SeniorOrientation and champion inclusive masculinity and self-expression among high school students. Next stop, Centennial High School in Columbus, OH this October. #AXEPartner #FindYourMagic Grateful for Access Hollywood, Rolling Stone, People magazine, Teen Vogue, BET, Cosmo, ELLE, Complex, Esquire, Forbes, Latin Times, VIBE, Mic.com, NBC News, Yahoo News, NY Mag, CBS News, Reuters TV, Mashable, […]

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Special citation from the City of Milwaukee

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Before my show tonight, I received a special citation from the City of Milwaukee for “outstanding dedication to the Latino community.” It was an honor to be the Keynote for an event bringing together so many powerful Latinx leaders from across this city. #gratitude

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“Where are you really from?” video tops 1,000,000 views

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1,000,000 views and counting… I am so grateful to We are mitú for posting the video a few weeks back. Epic thank you to NBC News, NPR, The Huffington Post, VIBE magazine, Voto Latino, Latino Rebels, Hozier, Gina Rodriguez, Kevin Powell, and everyone else who has championed the poem.                     #ICYMI: https://www.facebook.com/wearemitu/videos/1730825080551260/ #WhereAreYouREALLYfrom?

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