I rather experience the summer storm symphony
of my Honduras.
I no longer want to be the author
of the works I write to change the world.
I want to be the protagonist
of the works they write
because "yo cambie el mundo."
And I no longer want to be the daughter
of her and him.
I want to be my person.
No gender or family identifying
the success of my Hispanic soul.
Rita Michelle Rivera is originally from Honduras. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child Psychology in Miami, Florida. Rita has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in English. She loves poetry because reading and writing allows her to experience both of her passions-psychology and English-simultaneously. Rita's writing is influenced by her desire to be an advocate for Latin-american women, as well as for mental health awareness. Her work has been published and awarded by the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.