Carmen Inguanzo is a bilingual NYC based writer and editor devoted to advocating for autism and mental health awareness. She blogs candidly and unapologetically, sharing her own journey with the hopes of ending the stigma behind mental illnesses. She's an Afro-Latina who's embarked in her Naturalista hair journey, opening up about her road to freedom – as she calls it, relieving herself from the pressures society and culture have on hair image. Her writing is published in Peínate, an anthology about hair battles between Latina mothers and daughters edited by Raquel I. Penzo. She is also one of the Latina executive writers for Proud to Be Latina magazine, and has a new found love for writing poetry and erotica fiction as well.
Just how much abuse should we take from our parents, our grandparents – when the abuse is as toxic to a human soul as getting physically violated by a complete stranger?
I sat there motionless with my...