I am who I am because of my failures

Because I have struggled,

Tasted regret

And questioned the time and space I occupy

I am who I am


I am who I am because of rejection;

I’ve experienced in school,

I’ve experienced in applying and being denied for jobs,

And pursuing opportunities that were not in the cards for me

I am who I am because of the instabilities I’ve grown up with

With my identity,

With the two cultures I’m fortunate to call my own,

With my family, my finances, and my self confidence
With my career, my writing, my fashion, and passions 

I am who I am because of those I’ve loved and lost

I’ve attempted to love those who could not do so

And those who could not do so

Left my life

And because they left,

They allowed those who could reciprocate my love

To come into my life

I am who I am because I understand 

that my failures, regrets, and rejections,

My instabilities, my lost loves,

Make me who I am

With the lessons that they left me

And the opportunities that they allowed me to have in the denials I’ve experienced

I am who I am

We Are the Northwest Series


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Dress Hot Mess

McKenna from The
Modern Mosaic


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