My island does not want to be resilient. We want a reclamation.

Unlearning academic jargon to understand and amplify beauty and power in Puerto Rico.

I come from an island that basks under the watch of a life-giving sun. Her Sunday mornings shake in the wake of a boisterous chinchorreo, or quiver to the rhythmic chants of worship and prayer.

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Mi isla no quiere ser resiliente. Queremos una recuperación.

Vengo de una isla que se baña bajo la mirada de un sol que da vida. Sus mañanas de domingo se agitan al ritmo de un bullicioso chinchorreo, o se estremecen con los rítmicos cánticos de la adoración y la oración.

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