Under Siege

Dearest friends, I had a dress code until I was 28 years old. What was physically forced on me then became my choice, as it was forced within my psyche. A year and a half ago, at 31 years old,  I told myself I was beautiful, and I actually believed it for the very firstContinue reading “Under Siege”

Diversity over Color

Dearest friends, Driving through the beautiful lushness of Costa Rica, my longtime friend asked me a question that has stayed in my mind even now, five years later. “If you hadn’t gone to an all-white school, do you think you’d be dating a white guy?” I’d been asked similar versions of this question whenever mentioningContinue reading “Diversity over Color”

MLWP

Welcome to MindFULLiving with Prncsslyssa A vlog about positive thinking & becoming your better self, through reflection and self-love. Episode List MindFULL Thoughts MindFULLiving with Prncsslyssa PREMIER Practicing Self-Love Pt. 1 Practicing Self-Love Pt. 2 Go Easy On Yourself Erasure and Inclusion Tips For Joy & Connection The Power of Yoga & Seeking Truth Pt.Continue reading “MLWP”

Shadow

You stay locked in the dark corner of my mind. Forgotten. But then he has your name. He has your walk. I jump in my mind— skin prickling, heart racing, It wasn’t you. Why would it be you? But he had your shadow.

Power

The word, It still holds power. I try it out on my lips, It makes me flinch. It plays unwanted scenes before my mind. I force the word out, offended by its existence. It’s casually spoken to devalue it, but internally I’m wincing. It still holds power— But I can chip away at it. .Continue reading “Power”