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boligrafoestudios · 18 days ago
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✨ summer 2022 goals ✨
Summer has finally arrived (sort of, still have a couple loose ends from this past semester to tie up) and I wanted to lay out some of my goals to maybe hold myself accountable, but also because writing things out usually eases my stress a little, and impending grad school applications are definitely making that stress pique.
THESIS
Source of the Day
I love this system and highly recommend for folks trying to move on from that initial research phase of collecting potential sources
Every day, read and write an annotated bibliography entry for one source from my thesis project in NoodleTools
This may feel like a daunting pace to keep up with given I do include weekends lol, but I’ve got a lot of blogs and listicles that I can and want to clear out rather quickly so I can move on to the things I know I need to work with more in depth. Also it’s totally okay to skip a day sometimes, it really is of no consequence
Read at least one of the novels I plan to use
At the moment I’ve got two novels of particular interest, both of them things I would honestly pick up if I were just reading for fun, and I know this fall is going to end up being a really reading heavy semester, so I want to be able to devote myself to these things the way they deserve while I can
Take notes while reading, of course
Draft an initial outline of an analysis based in the theory I’m using as my lens. And try to get at least 5-10 pages of a paper that can be expanded into a chapter and writing sample in the fall
Revisit my abstract
GRAD APPS
Begin drafting personal statements and statements of purpose
This is definitely one of the more daunting parts of the application process to me, so just getting anything, no matter how rough, on paper so it’s not completely ruining my life when we hit November and December would be great
Add to-do list columns to planning spreadsheet
Easy thing I can do and have done and feel accomplished about
Finish looking into potential advisors
Finish filling out notes in planning spreadsheet
Draft emails
Reach out in August
MISC SCHOOL THINGS
Turn in last blog comments for this past semester
This is something that needs to get done this week, hopefully today
Fill out Latin American studies course permission request form
This is actually super cool, I made a whole new course happen just because I asked a question no one ever had before! Big reminder that “you get some of what you ask for and none of what you don’t” will always ring true. But uh... yeah, need to get that form filled out at some point.
Write letter in support of my professor who’s up for promotion
Due July 15th
I’m not going to do any however many days of productivity challenge or anything, given I’ve got a lot of traveling going on this summer and a lot of unpredictability, but I will be posting updates as I go for sure, so come follow along! 🥰
(Also if you are someone who is in grad school for a foreign language atm and you’ve got any tips on the application process, please, I am all ears. Every time I think about the 20 page writing sample one of my applications requires I will admit I do cry, so all advice or words of encouragement are appreciated lol)
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mzashleypie · 2 years ago
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This was one of the first YA books I had read in about 2 years. After reading predominantly poetry and essays, I knew I needed to ease myself in with a shorter piece and I couldn’t have been happier. I had chosen to listen to the audiobook when I realized that Elizabeth Acevedo tells the story of Xiomara Batista through fragments in the form of short spoken word poems. Immediately, the pacing of the stories was quick and scene-like in style, much more film than book, and most similar to The House on Mango Street in its themes and setup.
The poems present an incredible first-person perspective from a young Hispanic woman who is seen by the world as a sexual object to be desired and touched, something she never asked for and can’t help. Her curvy body makes people think that she is asking for it, including her mother. She knows how the world sees her daughter and she restricts her interactions and hobbies accordingly and constantly pushes her deeper into Catholicism. Xiomara’s story presents the difficulties of being a teenage female— falling in love for the first time, struggling with how others see her, questioning the religion her mom is so devout to, and expressing all of her frustrations and loves through her writing.
I highly recommend the audiobook and the book in general for everyone, whether or not they enjoy poetry. The voice of Elizabeth Acevedo and of Xiomara combined paint a beautiful rhythmic tale of adolescence that everyone can identify with and find a piece of her story, her family’s, or friends’, to relate to.
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poetrybyjuelz · 6 months ago
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(UN)Defeated Love
Tell me i am not difficult to love
Validate
my
feelings
Am i asking for too much ?
They say to not put a time limit on love
But —
How can it be 3 months and you’re still
not sure if I’m enough?
Are you fucking me for fun ?
My feelings aren’t fully invested, I’m terrified
And yet I’m still not willing to run.
Is it me not loving myself once again
Or you just wanting the benefits and only being friends.
If that’s the case just tell me I can take it
You acting like ur into me to get what you want,
just stop, you can’t fake it.
These triggers are bringing out my traumas
And ugh I can’t shake it.
There’s more to this then you’re willing to say
To win sometimes you have to lose
And I’m getting to the point
where I have to choose …
You or me
I have to love myself first
It’s just not meant to be.
Tell me I’m not difficult to love
Because I know I am not.
Just as easily as I walked into
Your life I can walk out and clearly you forgot.
I can’t rid of this feeling of not wanting to let you go
But after all this time of growth
What with it do I have to show?
If I continue this … I’m not respecting myself
I’m not willing to play the hand that I’ve dealt.
I’m not going to continue to feel this way
If I’m choosing to stay just know
I’ll leave if I have to, if not now someday.
And when I walk away
Don’t be surprised
I don’t want to see tears in your eyes
You gave me no choice
Tell me you want me to stay
Tell me you wouldn’t have it any other way
You have to want this just as much as I
So tell me the truth, speak it from your heart
A real man knows what he wants from the start.
Either we want the same things or we will grow apart
I can’t take another defeat.
I just want to believe
That I’m not difficult to love.
— Juelz 💎
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earthbending-idiot · a year ago
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mplchameleon · 9 months ago
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September 15th-October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month! In honor of this month, here are some YA books featuring queer Hispanic teens!
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Books in order, left to right, top row to bottom row:
Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee
Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Insiders by Mark Oshiro
Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes
The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Mirror Season by A.M. McLemore
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Indivisible by Daniel Aleman
Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria
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narciesuss · a year ago
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everythingyaattlls · a year ago
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September 15-October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month! Check out this list of fantastic Latinx and Hispanic Young Adult Authors! Find our shelf on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/56651068-mvml-ya?shelf=latinx-authors
Full list of authors under the cut. Our Goodreads list is updated monthly so check back soon for more authors!
Elizabeth Acevedo
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Adam Silvera
Zoraida Córdova
Ibi Zoboi
Gabby Rivera
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Jenny Torres Sanchez
Meg Medina
Maika Moulite
Samantha Mabry
Daniel José Older
Alexandra Villasante
Anna-Marie McLemore
Lucas Rocha
Lilliam Rivera
Matt de la Pena
Kami Garcia
Ann Aguirre
Sandra Cisneros
Esmeralda Santiago
Alex Sanchez
Michelle Ruiz Keil
Erika L. Sánchez
Natalia Sylvester
Patrick Flores-Scott
Laura Pohl
Melissa de la Cruz
Matt Mendez
Francisco X. Stork
Marie Marquardt
Mark Oshiro
Lily Anderson
Francesca Flores
Sofia Quintero
Courtney Alameda
Lygia Day Peñaflor
Adi Alsaid
Fred Aceves
Maya Motayne
Tony Medina
Natasha Diaz
Mia Garcia
Goldy Moldavsky
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Romina Garber
Jennifer de Leon
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cinthyafvck · 2 years ago
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Say he love me to death, told him to stop breathin’
Instagram: ___cynncityy
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georgehenryhodgson · a year ago
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a lot of sentiment on tumblr, be it ironically or not, is basically that the humanities in western academia are still purposefully pushing reactionary and colonialist lines of thoughts, be it historical fields, linguistics, literary or social studies when not only you are constantly told in humanities to be critical of sources and consider the time and place they originate from but also the vast amount of professors worth their money will openly criticize sources and previous scholars and call them out on the bias in their work
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boligrafoestudios · 2 months ago
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31.3-1.4.2022 [11-12/100]
catching up on the other reading i slacked on during midterms. pictured: “La noche boca arriba” by Julio Cortázar and La voz dormida by Dulce Chacón. not pictured: several others.
🎶 Song of the Day Spring 2022
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xoxsusiie · a year ago
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You are strong, you are beautiful, you are important 🖤
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bicondean · a year ago
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this introductory class could’ve been an email
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poetrybyjuelz · 9 months ago
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Audio to my poem, “Triggered.” Enjoy 😊💎
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kingsbridgelibraryteens · a year ago
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Check out this virtual display for Hispanic Heritage Month!
BTW, some of us have moderate skills in making virtual displays, while some of us have excellent skills. See if you can tell which kind this is!
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SERIOUSLY, though!!!
Um, in case it wasn’t clear, this was made by one of my NYPL colleagues, NOT by me. Because I can’t do this yet.
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spelledcoffee · a year ago
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via Giphy https://ift.tt/2DxeHZl
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theweirdartsygirl · 2 years ago
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I’m not always goth. Sometimes I’m just bougie 🤷🏽‍♀️😂❤️ jk.
Back when I turned 26.
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mehlll · a year ago
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not me thinking about latino/hispanic bakugou having that personality switch when he’s with your family
like even angry boom boy can calm down bc he knows that he has to make a good impression with your parents and tias
if not they’ll be gossiping for weeks 😭😭😭
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medieval-tales · 2 years ago
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Writing my dissertation be like: I feel both the expertise and a completely dumbass regarding my understanding of medieval sapientia.
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finiteexistence · a year ago
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I know for a fact I can't be the only person whose thought this but look me in the eye and tell me this isn't an exchange between an ethnic mother and her son? Impossible!
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firstbooknyc · 2 years ago
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