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Twenty-Fine "Queen"

Photo: Jamaal Clark visit IG page
Model/Muse: Pea Medina visit IG page
What makes you "queen"? 
Is it an imaginary place in your own game of thrones, 
or that stare of stone from above your cheekbones 
that let the entire world just know? 

Is it inside of your pupils that lie
countless miles of self worth 
since you've #broken down the walls of a curse 
that for lifetimes caused you some necessary hurt? 

Were you ready to convert into the woman that 
on this day they stare in the face with such grace? 
Like the best wine that took it's sweet while to get that fine, 
you've developed a lasting taste only authenticity can define.
You have to have been there to see it- 
done all these years with me to believe it 
when TIME was the only remedy that churned this 
self love, so divine. 
So a toast just for you, twenty-nine. 


The Dopest Ones

New Poem Coming Soon

To Dream... The Impossible Dream?

"It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve and all bad things are easy to get"  - Confucius 
          It was always this kind of rhetoric that I ignored as it was repeatedly recited to me in attempts to engrave wisdom into a child who had yet to experience life. I was more so trying to figure out the mysterious things. The human-like features of "Papa Dios" (God) and what those powers the elders spoke of entailed drove my curiosity through the roof. While growing up into the woman I am today, I often wondered why I'd spend countless nights wondering about something that was promised to never physically be seen until death came and we had to follow that light, not realizing that faith is something that must grow from within and we must possess inside of us without the need to constantly verify its existence. I then learned to channel and apply that energy towards my des…

Beauty 101: The Lip Series By Lismua

Written By Pierina Medina

Calling all girls, women, ladies, princesses, queens, make-up lovers and BEAUTY
Have you taken the time out of your day to view freelance make up artist Lismua's
Well, luckily you're in the right place at the right time. 
Check out her latest creations as she takes wearing lipstick to a whole new level!!! 
Seriously... LOOK! 


#WhinByAnyMeans #Artsy Event Performing "My Dear" (Mind Over Matter) at Mimosa Lounge

First off, I'd love to thank the ENTIRE 
Whin Committee
For introducing me to a new world of performing arts. I have NEVER in my life touched  a stage before, but I feel like after last thursday, it may have been the start to something amazing.  As long as I can openly share my thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses through spoken word with the world, the feeling is prodigious. I'm not going to lie, I was the most nervous I had been since I was in labor almost three years ago. Something interesting happened though. The butterflies suddenly turned into wings that lifted me up into the clouds, into a much higher place. 
I did mess up, a couple of times (oh well.) But overall I think it was a pretty good turn out. 
But this video is dedicated mostly to all my
the ones who leave me comments, read my poems from DAY 1, and  continue to be the reason why I share my passion for writing which has flourished into a dream to recite 
Spoken Word Poetry. 
I love you all, and her…



The time has come yet again to stroll down the streets of Inwood, Manhattan.  It's one of those places you can never ignore, and will always find something worth reading about or visiting.
The most important thing about this place for me at least, is that the memories made here growing up will never be forgotten. For instance, when I turned 18 and decided to get my first tattoo.  I had been obsessed with keys for FOREVER. 
Old, vintage looking keys, dungeons and dragon looking keys, all sorts of  crazy old rusty odd looking keys.  They hold a ton of meaning to me, primarily because they serve the purpose of opening doors. But besides that, I had been looking at Miguel's work for quite some time. MIGUEL made that tattoo of my dreams happen for me! 
is the owner and tattoo artist at 
Liquid Skin Studio 
Located on

165 Sherman Avenue between 204th Street and Academy Street.

Aside from being one of the most skilled tattoo artists and humbled human beings I know, his sho…

Broken Smiles

Through the cracks of that shack you call your own habitat,  I can hear the squeaks from the storm setting in. Some must intake the real Some withhold from within 
When raindrops wash all the dry tear marks of fear from your face Paint a smile I can actually feel
Ask not how, But with your drive high gear, light a cigar with all substances that never let you cheer

and  Burn away before a horizon of hope. Let that sunset just seep like those cracks fill with dope  And the longer you cope
Life will sing like the birds and the bees.
Let the wind boost your high Like medicinal leaves  For the trees provide a comforting breeze.  It permits us to breathe With Expressions at ease like the calm of the sea, Before dust devils climb to a thousand degrees And your souls make it past all the smoke and debris... You'll look all around,  With no future to see.
But when that first ray of sunlight starts blinding your face  May it leave the burning lust for hope,  Don't let it ever be replaced …