library of detroit

Working in the Detroit Public Library, I’m surrounded by paper, dust, and soul. I feel reinvigorated to absorb. In the library, there are books and there is light. The light spans the full spectrum of brightness and shadows. As you walk under the windowed ceilings and through the stairways wrapped with stained-glass, you are flooded […]

*A Great Fighter*

Lately, I’ve been posting words that inspire to help define the future and motivations behind the vision of Paper Amor. Paper Amor is about art, culture, justice, language, identity, and California. It’s about home, art, gratitude, and literature. It’s about familia, gente, amor, español, Inglés, cartas de amor, and esperanza. It’s about having roots and […]

Show Me Your Papers

La Raza Comica: Noche de Mujeres Anoche, I attended an inspirational event at the cartoon museum in San Francisco. From the SF Cartoon Art Museum The Cartoon Art Museum and The Latino Comics Expo are proud to announce Noche de Latinas, an evening with Latina comic book artists discussing their craft, their inspirations, and how […]

Keep Sharing Yourself

(11) thoughts from este verano …words that changed me in Summer 2012 1. Be vulnerable Others seek your courage – Rumi Your open-ness, human-ness allows others to be real too 2. Just be yourself Stop rejecting parts of you 3. Use your voice Your story is the most powerful means to your change 4. Listening […]

A Glance Back

Today, it’s our 1 year anniversary since Paper Amor started. We’re thinking out loud to create a vision for Paper Amor and share words that move us. A glance back (some of our favorites!): “Her power is her own. She will not give it away.” – Sandra Cisneros “The end of all education should surely […]