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An Unconscious Mestiza: A Collection of Memoir Stories

Currently available for Amazon Kindle. Coming soon April 2021 for Apple Books, Nook, and Scribd!

Puerto Rico, the US, PR, the United States, blurring the separation the Atlantic Ocean attempts to do to my blood. I’m a rope in a tug of war. I’m the border. I’m two places at once and yet neither of them entirely. If neither feels like mine, then how can it be sad?

Or maybe, that’s exactly why it is.

The girl with the light skin, brown eyes, and straight, dark-brown hair, who speaks better English than Spanish. I realize that, deep down, I’m not that different. Maybe I do belong after all.

am una mestiza.


At just four years old, Selys Rivera’s life had already changed forever. As her biological parents separated, she had to leave the comforts of her Puerto Rican homeland for the unknown landscape waiting for her in Massachusetts.

In An Unconscious Mestiza: A Collection of Memoir Stories, Selys Rivera openly shares her mental health challenges and grief as she tries to figure out what being Puerto Rican, American, and a (cisgender) woman means to her. Her shattered youth and move to a new culture created the challenges that she faces in these pages as the reader shares the stories that unfold into an intricate mosaic of a victorious life.

Powerful and relatable, Selys Rivera’s memoirist debut is a reminder that just a little love, forgiveness, acceptance, and faith can go a long way toward healing and a true sense of wholeness.

Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook (Revised Edition)

Love is a mess and while some choose to clean and organize it, others choose to run around and play in it. There are different ways to love, ones to love, and kinds of love. So, let’s fall in, rise out of, and be in love together.

With five sections (i.e. You, Them, Life, God, Me), Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook (Revised Edition) is a collection of poems celebrating the many nuances love has, reminding readers that just because love is complicated doesn’t mean it can’t also be wonderful. In a society where everyone is divided across justice-oriented issues, this collection emphasizes that love is what can bring us back together.

Revised Edition: Same poetic content you know and love, but with a few minor edits, an updated format, adjusted cover, and added praise!

Social Justice Advocacy 101: How to Become a Social Justice Advocate from A to Z

People have been advocating and standing up for social justice issues throughout history. From one social movement to the next, from one influential person to another, we as an American society are constantly attempting to progress towards a better tomorrow.
If you’ve ever found yourself passionate or upset about any or all of the issues and causes going on in the United States, you’re not alone. People often feel the same way, but don’t know where to begin to even try to make a change. Some may even think there’s no use because they don’t know where to start.
That’s where this handy book comes in! In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know to get started on the exciting path of social justice advocacy, including:
• A brief overview of how the United States government works
• How to build relationships with government officials
• Different kinds of social justice events
• Basic aspects of advocacy everyone should know
• Glossary of important terminology
• Resources for further learning
• …and more!
So, choose a pencil or pen and grab a notebook, or I suppose a tablet or computer nowadays. Then find a seat, get comfortable, and welcome to Social Justice Advocacy 101!