Monique Manalang Ruiz

Momo is passionate about music, performance poetry and embodying advocacy through art. She hopes her work will instill a conversation that bolsters the voices of marginalized groups, particularly issues that regard race and gender. Apart from her ambitions, she has competed in Brave New Voices with Miami's Tigertail Wordspeak Team. She has also won a Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and American Voices Medal in Scholastic's Art and Writing. Her goal for the year is to compile poems and essays, depicting Pune, India and personal growth, and is also eager to learn more about transgender rights and ethnic disparities present in her host country. As saying goes, "There is no earthly bliss not watered by tears. - Filipino Proverb."

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Timeline of a Flower

“And the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin   August     September October   November   December   January   February          March…

03 April, 2016

The Hourglass (Dedicated to My Grandfather)

  The western dawn crept into the net of my wakefulness. I tangled in yesterday’s web, unwillingly battling the clock’s legitimacy. Miami had catapulted my body like a pebble thrust along the lips of the Pacific, where I’d arrived to Manila shackled by an insomnia…

01 April, 2016

Indian Fashion + GIVEAWAY!

 

11 March, 2016

‘The Conscious Contortion of Writers’ Application

“And the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin January 14, 2016 Dear Ms. Writer’s Block: Thank you for your application to be a Poet-in-Residence at The Conscious…

22 February, 2016

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Monique Manalang Ruiz