Note to Self – Writing Workshop – Sunday, August 14th

It is so easy to lose one’s sense of self in this world. With all the pressures and demands put on us by work, friends, family and society, there is often little time available to reflect. To reflect on who we’ve been, who we are and who we wish to become. To check in with ourselves about where we are shifting and what is still not budging.


Note to Self” is the pause button on the fast track of our lives. A workshop that is a time of self-evaluation for the individual.  We explore what is going on in the current unfolding of one’s life, what direction they wish to move their life in and where they stand with themselves, their decisions and their plans. Through a series of writing prompts, brief discussion and visualizations, Carmen will take you back to the roots of your personality and heritage and bring you to a magnified view of yourself at the present moment to then lay the foundation for who you want to be.



The capacity is at 10 participants.

Date: August 14, 2011

Times: 12pm to 4pm

Location: Casa Atabex Ache

471 East 140st Street, Garden Level

Bronx, NY 10454

(718) 585-5540


Cost: $120 includes a journal, 4 hours of facilitated and guided writing expression and nourishment. Register by August 5th. Two scholarships are available, inquire for more details. To reserve your spot, email Carmen at




Put Some Honey On Your Tongue – Book Release Party & Birthday Celebration

Saludos mi gente! I want to reach out and invite you to my second book release and birthday celebration on July 16th at 7pm.

My second book, “Odas De la Mujer de Miel,” is my first collection of poetry in Spanish. I would love for all of you to come out and help me celebrate this milestone as well as another one, my 26th birthday.

My creative partner, Peggy Robles Alvarado, gave me the nickname “Mujer de Miel” during a time in my life when I thought I was anything but sweet. I was in the process of learning to love myself and am grateful to her and many other sisters for holding up the mirror so I may see my beauty. She is my feature poet of the night and I do hope you can come out and party. I hope to keep the set short and open up the floor for dancing and libations and a good ol’ party 🙂

21+ event

2nd Annual Urban Goddess Festival – June 25th, 2011


I was invited to perform at the 2nd Annual Urban Goddess Festival, which was hosted by De Almas Women’s Collective. De Almas is directed by the lovely Gloria Rodriguez who asked me and my partner – in – crime, Peggy Robles Alvarado, to perform for the women that day.

With Nia Andino and Iya Patricia


With the lovely Maria Morales, sista friend