Adriana Martinez-Smiley

Adriana is passionate about learning and sharing the stories of others, and inciting a change. She is involved in Black Lives Matter, advancing the rights of indigenous people, and promoting acceptance of different religions, races, identities and backgrounds. Her goals for the year are to gain a new perspective, learn some of Ecuador's truths, and successfully integrate herself into her Ecuadorian community. Favorite Quote: "Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder". - Rumi

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Be Your Own Pressure System

To ease my nervous breath before I travelled to California, I decided to read a poem or two. I shuffled through my Grandmother’s book collection, letting my fingertips gently graze upon each book’s spine until it landed on one that felt right.The book that I…

26 August, 2018

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Adriana Martinez-Smiley