American Wealth

By: Gabriela Yareliz “I arrived with $20 I borrowed. I was clutching it in my hand. I didn’t even put it in my pocket because I didn’t want anyone to steal it,” he told me. I leaned against the elevator door frame while listening to his story about how he arrived to the United StatesContinue reading “American Wealth”


By: Gabriela Yareliz I have this olive green dress from Target that I love. I’ve had it since 2009. It stands out because it’s sleeveless and has deep pockets. It’s made from comfortable light material. Perfect for a summer day. I took it to France with me the summer of 2009. In the process ofContinue reading “Ticket”

2020 People

By: Gabriela Yareliz The other night, I was at the window searching for that Christmas star situation. Hand gripping the window sill that was probably painted over for the hundredth time in 1992, twisting my neck to see if I could catch a glimpse of anything behind the thick ceiling of gray clouds that reflectContinue reading “2020 People”

Monday Inspiration: February 23, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Monday to all of you. I could not get out of bed this morning, but once I did, there was no turning back. The week begins at full speed once that alarm goes off. Time to hustle. This is the last week to make February count for everything it’s worth. ItContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: February 23, 2015”

I will write now–

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” pg. 22, Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s finally warmer than 60 degrees in my little living space. It’s warm out; warmContinue reading “I will write now–”

For the Seeker

By: Gabriela Yareliz The city was bustling with visitors from all over; it was Passover time. The priests had arrested Jesus, and wanted to “get rid of Him” in the most discrete manner, while the people were preoccupied with Passover. Pontius Pilate was the Roman ruling in Judea, and his wife came to him disturbedContinue reading “For the Seeker”

This Week’s Picks: July 14, 2013; A ray into a fabulous heart: Europa

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy jour de la bastille! Bastille day (France’s National Holiday!) This week’s theme of my picks is extra-Euro. Embracing the little European inside. 1] Cambardi Suitcases 2] Sophia Loren style 3] DO it— Do what you dream. 4] Marianne 😉 5] Yesterday, Florida. Tomorrow, New York. Someday, Monte Carlo. 6] Marie AntoinetteContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: July 14, 2013; A ray into a fabulous heart: Europa”

This Week’s Picks: February 11, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hi everyone! This week has been absolutely insane. We have an appellate brief project that I should be working on as we speak, but my mind is so exhausted. I don’t want to read a case for a bit… just take a break; so, I thought… why not do this week’s picks?Continue reading “This Week’s Picks: February 11, 2013”

The power of a dream

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. for dreaming. Thank you activists for marching. Thank you minorities for boycotting. Thank you God creating us for equal. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.Continue reading “The power of a dream”