Anais Rivero

  • July 17, 2017By Anais Rivero

    In today’s society, the *radical* idea of loving someone that is of a different skin color is unfortunately still glaring frowned upon, even in communities that claim to be accepting. This poem is about interracial love, its beauty and its pain. More specificially, it is about the pain that even those closest to you will

  • July 6, 2017By Anais Rivero

    I’ll admit as a punk and rock fan, sometimes the genre can feel very male exclusive. Sometimes I just want a woman to belt out lyrics about the things I’m feeling. Before I only had old 90s riot grrrl bands to turn to but then I found War on Women. This band shreds through topics

  • July 6, 2017By Anais Rivero

    “Hey, we’re a new band called Bad Cop/ Bad Cop and this a song from our latest album, Warriors!” yells singer and guitarist Stacey Dee to hundreds of people, many of them packed tightly at her feet. The band starts a loud guitar riff as the first notes of their song “Retrograde” fill the venue.

  • July 3, 2017By Anais Rivero

    The sun beating down, the vibrations of the music coursing through you, bands performing in different stages everywhere you turn, all creating one belting voice of teenage angst, this is Vans Warped Tour. The traveling music festival has been going on for over 22 years and this summer did not disappoint. 1. The hard rock

  • June 17, 2017By Anais Rivero

    Stimming is common among people who are neurodivergent, but when my anxiety was at its worst my stimming took a harmful turn, I began peeling skin on my lips to the point where I bleed, biting the skin around my nails and pinching my arm. This poem is about the people who loved me and

  • June 11, 2017By Anais Rivero

    As the weather heats up, you can already hear the loud rhythm of guitars and the belting voice of teenage angst. Yes, it’s time for Vans Warped Tour. For those of you who don’t know what Warped Tour is, it’s the largest traveling musical festival in the United States and the longest-running touring music festival in

  • April 16, 2017By Anais Rivero

    It’s difficult to give so much of yourself to another person, you forget about yourself. Their happiness and well-being becomes your happiness and well-being, except some people, don’t recognize this love. They don’t realize how much of yourself you’ve given them because they didn’t give themselves to you to begin with. This poem is about

  • March 31, 2017By Anais Rivero

    Have you ever felt as if your reflection is speaking to you? Sometimes the words are encouraging, kind even, things like “Wow, you look great today!” or “Girl, slay!”. But other times, it feels as if your reflection is yelling cruel, hurtful things at you. The words feel like knives against your soul, they break your