— Foreword to A Poem on Witnessing Domestic Abuse
"An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Domestic abuse is a terrible epidemic that harms not only the women being abused, but the children and family members who have to witness this horror. Witnessing domestic abuse has been a driving force in my life, and poetry has been an outlet for me to cope with the trauma I experienced living in fear for all those years, deep anger toward my mom’s abuser, and an even deeper resentment toward my mom for not protecting me; and even worse, involving me in the violence."
"Stop putting me into boxes. Stop categorizing me. Stop your binary thinking before it even starts. I am different, I am changing, and that’s okay."