Every human I’ve encountered has been of aid to my journey. Some have taught me to be full of trust and open my heart, while others have taught me be aware of every one’s shadows. Every experience with every ONE has been of growth. Some have taken me to the stars and some have made me despise life. I feed my light, and I accept my darkness. Thank you for making me laugh, cry, rage in fury, heal, love,and grow.
Viva Flores is a Chicana-Apache poet, performer and short-story writer born and raised on the border. She spends much of her time declaring tiny wars. Her writing can be found most recently in “Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul” by Art Meza, Broken Sword Publishing, 2014, as well as regularly for “Black Girl Dangerous”, a popular feminist blog. Her short story,”Highways”, will soon be featured in “Tlaa: A Collective Indigenous Expression”, an upcoming online native arts and culture literary magazine.
Viva spent several years performing as the dubious Chicana caricature, “La RaNa.”