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Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community
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Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community

Local Medford resident, Jessica Valentin’s career as artist, “Ratgrrl” has taken off tremendously from being elected as the first Latinx board of trustees member for the Patchogue Arts Council (PAC), being nominated for Best of Long Island: Artist/Painter, and opening her inclusive art gallery, Muñeca Arthouse.  Before diverging herself into the art community, Valentin’s first

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The Curse of an Artist (Poem)
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The Curse of an Artist (Poem)

I have chosen to live outside of simplicity. Though, I yearn for peace. My dreams complicate me. There is no distinct path for an Artist. I am constanstly digging up dirt and placing cement where I see fit. Sometimes the road is wrong and paved with despair. But it is a beautiful burden to bear,

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Arriving at Black Self-Love
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Arriving at Black Self-Love (Poem)

There was a time I was disgusted my natural hair.I hated the way it kinked.There was a time that I thought my darker skin color was unattractive.When I was 12, I was in tears on my bathroom floor, praying to God for looser curls and lighter skin.I desperately pleaded with Him to make me what

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Finding Peace (Poem)
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Finding Peace (Poem)

I preferred the numbness when I relived your memories  Etched in my heart for a lifetime  I never got a chance to say farewell, I was too afraid to see you  The tubes The grim beeping of the life support  I’ve never seen you weak  That made weak  Pills Alcohol  Anything to make me forget

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