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Nena Lezama

Silvana “Nena” Lezama is a poet, blogger, and a social media activist. She was born in Perú, raised in San Francisco, and is now living in Los Angeles. After working for tech giants in Silicon Valley, Silvana pursed her purpose as a writer, catering to the WOC and the Latinx community. She has consistently contributed content to major social media activism pages including Undocumedia. She has since continued to lend her voice to platforms including Entity Mag, BoldLatina, and LA Cultural Weekly.

Silvana plans to use her poetry and her writing to inspire a dialogue that can lead to the healing and empowerment of POC.  When Silvana isn’t writing, she is hanging out with her dogs or traveling. She has visited 14 countries and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. She believes both books and travel are the best teachers.

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My Daddy Issues Made Me a Stronger Woman

The last time I saw my father, I didn’t cry. I was only five years old but I was unusually…

My Uncle Immigrated to the States So We Wouldn’t Have to

Forty years ago, long before my existence, my future was already being paved by my uncle’s actions and sacrifices. Forty…

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States Sue Trump Administration Over New Rule Blocking Green Cards for Poor Immigrants

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How to Cope Being the Only POC in a Corporate Setting

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As the news of Sudan’s turmoil keeps making its way to Instagram and Twitter feeds, a judge of Khartoum Court…

How My Curly Hair Taught Me Self-Love

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This National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Is All About Body Positivity

In an era where the Kardashian body — you know, the surgically altered and dramatically hourglass figure — is celebrated,…

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7 Ways to Handle Racism at Work

I don’t know if I’ve never confronted racism at work, or if I just didn’t recognize it as racism. As…

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Young Women Are Getting Surgery To Look Like Their Snapchat Filters

There is a disturbing trend in the cosmetic surgery world—Snapchat Dysmorphia. The term, coined by Dr. Tijion Esho, a cosmetic…

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Dior Whitewashes Mexican Escaramuza Culture with Jennifer Lawrence

Another day, another whitewashing scandal. Dior and Jennifer Lawrence recently collaborate on Dior’s wildly problematic Cruise 2019 campaign. The campaign’s creative…

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Recognizing My Privilege Made Me Realize I Have A Responsibility

My grandmother grew up poor. As a child, she had to drop out of third grade to help her single…

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My Broken Spanish Reminds Me Of Our Sacrifices

My first word was “APRA.” Although, it’s not technically a word. APRA is an acronym for the American Popular Revolutionary…

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