Two years ago today Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico.
It was surreal to be a Boricua in the diaspora that day, watching the tragedy unfold from afar, desperately wanting news from my loved ones on an island that had lost all communication.
When Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas a few weeks ago, I remembered my own terror, and my heart went out to our Caribbean cousins on the islands and throughout their diaspora. My heart continues to go out to all the families recovering from these brutal storms.
Below are links to an essay and a poem I wrote about Hurricane María and its aftermath. I've also included a link to videos of me reading each piece.
I hope you'll watch, read, and share these pieces today to help shine a spotlight on Puerto Rico.