Kent Marrero

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Kent Marrero (They/Them) is a Latinx, Queer/Non-Binary writer and intersectional advocate born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Kent now lives and works from Jacksonville, Florida, and has worked in print and self-publishing on and off over the course of last decade. Their spare time consists of holding two leadership roles within their local LGBTQ+ communities, and coalition work within racial justice movements.

Writing work highlights include staff writer for a semi-national LGBTQ+ magazine publication, ghostwriting, one self-published LGBTQ+ Romance novel, a self-published book of spoken word poetry, unpublished one-act play, unpublished short story collection, and an unpublished Young Adult coming of age novel.

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I've agreed to speak at Equality Florida's event to honor Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience. When the Director of TransAction invited me onto the panel, I was asked to speak from the heart regarding what TDoR means to me, and if I am honest--that is a loaded question filled with complex emotion. Given my own personal issues with vulnerability regarding this topic, I decided to write a s Read more of this blog post »
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Battle Scars (Gay & Lesbian)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 24, 2018 01:31AM
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 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.
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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“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. ”
Cristina Marrero

“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. ”
Cristina Marrero

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


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

Thank you for accepting. =0)


Monique Thank u for the add:)


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

Kent Marrero Anytime =0)




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