Calling All Progressives

Trump won. He’s our President. What do we do now? We fight. We organize. We make sure this never happens again. We learn the right lessons. We need to prioritize the economic empowerment of our communities. Our message needs to be built around giving everyone a chance to succeed. Raise the minimum wage. Make college free. Make healthcare universal. End mass incarceration. Protect the environment. Make elections fair. Make our candidates honest. We cannot afford more politicians like Hillary Clinton. No more candidates with, as she called it, a “public position and a private position.” We need a People’s Party. …

6 Lessons from Election Night

1. Hillary Clinton did not lose because she is a woman. Lots of Trump supporters are bigots. Absolutely. But people’s anger rests on the fact that Hillary Clinton represents the wealthy and out-of-touch class that dominates Washington. To say that she lost because she is a woman excuses her and the Democratic establishment of all wrongdoing. 2. Corporate Democrats are done for. DONE. Do not come at me with any corporate moderates anymore. They are extinct after last night. Corporate Democrats represent the worst in politics. They talk about empowering the working class before flying out to million-dollar fundraising events …

VOTE, a Guide

(A guide for voters in Miami-Dade) Vote for whoever you want, but vote. Regardless of what you think of our choices for President, there are plenty of names on your ballot that will have an even greater impact on your life. Find your polling place. Amendments: NO on 1 (because energy companies are trying to fuck you) YES on 2 (because we need to legalize ASAP) Judges: They are all Trump supporters.

How to Write Your Novel in a Month

It’s National Novel Writing Month! (or NaNoWriMo, the worst abbreviation ever). Every year, fiction writers across the country take a pledge to write 50,000 words of a novel by the end of November. That’s about 150pgs. I encourage everyone who’s thinking about writing fiction to join today! I joined on November 1st. I’ve written every day since then. Here are my tips to get in on the action. 1. Say out loud that you don’t have to write 50,000 words. Just get started. It’s okay to join and see what happens from there. 2. Don’t wait until you have the …

Make Sunday Count

I think the weekends are prime time to get shit done. There are hours upon hours of time on the weekend to do anything. Weekends are huge for me in terms of writing my novel and getting a jump on homework. While I love binge-watching a series, it doesn’t feel right when there’s work I’m avoiding. Everyone can relate. It doesn’t feel right to spend all day doing nothing if you’ve got stuff you wanna make happen. You’ve got goals, and you need to be realistic about what it takes to reach them. If you’ve got packed days during the …