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Cristina Marrero

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About this author

Cristina started writing from an early age but took it professional around age 18. Since then she has written for an LGBT magazine called Out on the Town, published two works, written two plays, authored one children's book, and written numerous short stories. Her work is sometimes controversial, but always has a point.

For more info, visit my site: http://cristinamarrerobooks.com or my Facebook Fan Page:
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Hello me lovlies. I just published a book of poems called a “Rambling Wonderer’s Tale.” Currently the book is only available through lulu.com, but will soon be on Amazon.com and Barns&Noble.com. I’ll leave a synopsis and the link bellow. Hope everyone is having a great day!


A Rambling Wonderer’s Tale is a combination of poems Cristina Marrero has written from 2009-2011. The poems found in t... Read more of this blog post »
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The Artistic Poet's Poetic Dare (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: This poem can be found in my work: A Rambling Wonderer's Tale.
The Small-Minded People (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:27PM
Description: This can be found in my book: A Rambling Wonderer's Tale.
Battle Scars (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated May 12, 2013 09:31AM
Description: This is a slightly experimental piece I am working on. You're not going crazy and it's not a typo; I do say F* you to the English gender pronouns in this piece, and I did do this for a specific reason. Please give feed back and let me know what you think. Also, excuse typos and grammar mistakes as this is a rough draft. I am considering leaving it as a short story but also considering making it a short novel. Let me know what you think!
The Glitter Queen of Graceland County (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 28, 2013 09:28AM
Description: I really do love the story. It does have the word f*g, but I do believe it is something young adults and high school teens should read. We protect our kids a lot from the reality of how cruel high school can be, but the fact remains that many teens are called horrible names throughout high school and need to know they are not alone and that it does get better. I believe it would be disrespectful to those brave souls to belittle what they go through by not telling their story as it is. In the last 3 months alone, the word f*gg*t has been tweeted 2.6 MILLION times (not thousands but millions). This is what our young queer youth are dealing with folks, and ignoring it will not make it go away. Facing it head on and letting these kids know they are not alone is the only way we are going to start making some real change. That's why I decided to use these terms in my story. These terms are sad attempts to make their recipients feel less than human, but the the words are just that: words. If we can realize this odd set of vocabulary as the language of ignorance, then perhaps we can rise above it and show that the LGBTQI of this nation are more than the faulty insults we are ascribed.
Angels & Demons (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 18, 2013 10:10PM
Description: This spoken word poem is a dramatized testament to my battle. I was suicidal in middle school and almost took my own life. This poem is my way of conveying the story of my survival and promoting suicide awareness. We must end the silence. I have performed this piece at Pensacola's Seeds of Hope and at other suicide prevention venues. By speaking up we give a light of hope to another's darkness.
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“Language has everything to do with oppression and liberation. When the word "victory" means conquer vs. harmony and the word "equality" means homogenization vs. unity in/through diversity, then the liberation of a people from a "minority" class to "communal stakeholders" becomes much more difficult. Oppression has deep linguistic roots. We see it in conversations which interchange the idea of struggle with suffering in order to normalize abuse. We are the creators of our language, and our definitions shape the perceptions we have of the world. The first step to ending oppression is finding a better method of communication which is not solely dependent on a language rooted in the ideology of oppressive structures.”
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“The thing is we never needed anyone's consent to get married. What is happening is that the established powers are starting realize how much of jack asses they have looked like for not acknowledging our marriages and our human rights and we are starting to receive the rights we were always entitled too. Therefore, no one is "giving" or "allowing" us anything. We are simply and powerfully starting to reclaim what has always been ours. The moralistic patriarchy has made this a long and bloody battle, but the concept has always been simple and I am glad it is finally sinking in. We are here, we have always been here, we are not going anywhere, and trying to suppress us under false puritanical mores is not smart and will not make us go away. It's not just about the LGBTQ communities but all suppressed minorities. If you listen closely you can here the subtle but real shifting of the winds to a more enlightened and egalitarian society. It won't happen without work, and it won't happen with ...more Cristina Marrero
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“You had to be willing to fight in order for a love story to last a life time.”
Cristina Marrero, The Unsung Love Story

“So, let me get this straight-- You want me to stop being a lesbian and being attracted to women because it is a 'sin'? Last time I checked, when you lie you are sinning. Sure, I could tell you I am no longer a lesbian or that I am no longer attracted to women and am straight, or I could even tell you the moon is made of cheese. I could tell you many things, but the moon will still not be made of cheese, and I will still not be attracted to men. I could tell you a lie in order to placate you, but isn’t the truth supposed to set me free? I choose truth over lies any day of the week. ”
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“We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing. ”
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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
Socrates

“See, the institutions and specialist, experts, you see. Yes, yes,
experts, indeed. See, they would have us believe that there is an order
to art. An explanation. Humans are odd creatures in that way. Always
searching for a formula. Yes, a formula to create an expected norm for
unexplainable greatness. A cook book you might say. Yes, a recipe
book for life, love, and art. However, my dear, let me tell you. Yes,
there is no such thing. Every individual is unique in their own design,
as intended by God himself. We classify, yes, always must we classify,
for if not, then we would be lost, yes lost now wouldn't we?
Classification, order, expectations, but alas, we forget. For what is art,
if not the out word expression of an artist. It is the soul of the artisan
and if his expectations are met, than who are we to judge whether his
work be art or not?”
Cristina Marrero, The Unsung Love Story

“For the first time in my life, I said the words, “I need a drink.”
Cristina Marrero, The Unsung Love Story

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

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Cristina Marrero Debbie "DJ" wrote: "Hey Cristina, thanks for the add. Looks like you were born to write! Just added Your book. And Eve Ensler?.....love her too!"

Thanks DJ! I'm working on a YA edited version of that, but I always look forward to feedback on any of my work. And yes, Eve Ensler is a goddess. =0)


Debbie "DJ" Wilson Hey Cristina, thanks for the add. Looks like you were born to write! Just added Your book. And Eve Ensler?.....love her too!


Cristina Marrero Monique wrote: "Thank u for the add:)"

Thank you for accepting. =0)


Monique Thank u for the add:)


message 2: by Cristina (last edited Jan 02, 2010 04:54PM)

Cristina Marrero Anytime =0)




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