Art reenergizes my clinical work, which nurtures my scholarship, and in turn, enhances my humanity.
Like Eleanor Roosevelt, I realize that somehow we need to learn who we really are and then live with that decision. Emphasizing journey over destination, I reach adult developmental ports accepting what I have accumulated. Cascading from personal, family, and ancestral narratives, my life is an installment of my mother's tale, while her story is a chapter in a collective Puerto Rican novella. As to my identity search, I resonate with Chita Rivera's words: “I am a reflection of everyone who has passed though my life.” I hope my story touches your life in a reflection that pleases you.
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