Julie Corrales @ SDAI Sept. 21

Roots

They tell me I have no land
Ni de aquí ni de allá
But my feet have grown roots in Aztlan
Where my voice finds a rhythm
A cadence I can live to
Me too
Not one more
Black lives matter
And here I do too
Chicana chingona
In my prophetical ancestral motherland
Here I stand
Try and move me
Julie Corrales will feature at Poetry & Art at SDAI on Sept. 21. Click for more info.

Julie Corrales is a first-generation American born to immigrant parents.  Raised in City Heights, Julie navigated a world of drugs, gangs and poverty. She became a mother at 15 years old and credits her son and writing with saving her life.

Today, Julie raises two sons, works, writes, studies and remains politically active in San Diego. She draws on her experiences to advocate for and write about Chicano issues. Her essays have been published in The San Diego Union-Tribune and local bilingual publication La Prensa San Diego, and her poetry has been featured on La Bloga, a Chicano literary blog. She performs her poetry and spoken word at various art venues in San Diego.

Her first-born son is an artist, musician, and Political Science major at San Jose State University.

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