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Originally from Puerto Rico, Selys Rivera considers herself a God-loving and social justice obsessed chica. She writes to inspire others and voice issues she’s passionate about.

She's currently the author of "Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook," "Social Justice Advocacy 101: How to Become a Social Justice Advocate from A to Z," and "An Unconscious Mestiza: A Collection of Memoir Stories". She is also a recipient of the Honorable Mention Award in the 2012 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her essay, "I Love You Infinity".

In her free time, you can find her reading any book she can get her hands on, staying up way too late coloring in her adult coloring book, and playing with her red Dachshund named Ketchup.

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Selys Rivera I like to remind myself that in order to write (almost) every day, all I have to do is write anything, even if it's just a word. I'll accept notes on …moreI like to remind myself that in order to write (almost) every day, all I have to do is write anything, even if it's just a word. I'll accept notes on my phone, emails to myself, writing in my journal, or formally sitting down at my laptop. I also keep in mind something I read online along the lines of how we don't need to know the whole path in order to take that first step. Finally, I remind myself it's easier to edit something in the long run than to still have nothing on the blank page.(less)
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"Pride": A Spoken Word #WorthyVideo Post

 



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In case you don't know, I've been doing my Spoken Word #WorthyVideo series, sharing one poem from each section of my poetry chapbook. It's called Rise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook (Revised Edition). You can find it on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Scribd.

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The Abundance Project by Derek Rydall
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An Unconscious Mestiza by Selys Rivera
"Daring. Revealing. Real. I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes of an honest review, and given the honesty Rivera gives the reader, her work demands an honest review.

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Blessed Are the Nones by Stina Kielsmeier-Cook
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"A provocative debut collection of reflective and inspirational poetry that speaks to the soul. Rise in Love is intentional, emotional, and beautifully saturated with simple complexity. Ms. Rivera pens about You, Them, Life, God, and Me in a fresh, r ...more
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"Poetry comes from passion that is to be shared with others. Rivera's poems have heart. They are as visceral as they are thoughtful. A sly humor at times. I might have written 'Grateful Existence' myself, at 22. How many have been in the same place? ...more
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On Satan, Demons, and Psychiatry by Ragy R Girgis
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If I had to choose who to recommend Girgis’ book to, I’d have to choose the layperson. As a colleague in the mental health field, I found myself repeatedly irritated by each aside, step-by-step walkthrough, and menial explanation that I’ve been deepl ...more
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There’s a God in My Closet by Ben DeLong
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If you’ve ever struggled to build a close relationship with God because of the “love me or else” unhealthy message Christianity tries to pass off as spirituality nowadays, then you’ll find solidarity in this book. DeLong can make you feel understood ...more
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