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Tumblr, American, and Blog: PATRICK MULLEN-COYOY Where is Guatemala? Where in Mexico is Guatemala?" The question hangs in the air, For an answer that lies beyond your grasp. How do you tell them where Guatemala is? waiting, How can you give them a sense of a place, a feeling- a memory, really -that even you barely know? You start off easily enough: What is Guatemala? It's mixtas, it's rellenitos, it's shecas. It's tiendas selling típica and Hastily-painted souvenirs That you'll treasure for the next decade. It's chicken busses and tuk tuks Carpets made of woods Smog mixes wi Smog mixes vi crazyexmachina: Two years ago, I decided to write again. Having just returned from a trip back to Xela after nearly 9 years, it felt right. I wrote this poem through tears, posted it to Tumblr, and then let it be. One year ago, I decided to submit this poem for publication with @tiachuchapress. I rushed to edit/excise those bits and parts that didn’t stand the test of time. I clicked send, and then let it be. Today I read “Where is Guatemala?,” out loud, for the first time ever. Today I looked back on words that I have not dared read since submission, lest I discover some glaring flaw. And yet, reading today, I knew this was not a “lesser” poem from my past. It’s different, for sure, but like “Chapingolandia,” it stands for a certain moment, a certain feeling, a certain Central American mix of dust and incense in the air. And so I do not merely let it be, but celebrate this piece that I’ve nurtured for so long. This is just the beginning, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. 💜🇬🇹

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Disney, Family, and Frozen: gotodisneyandbeyond THE PRINCESS ANDHE FROG palace Is about a black girlWotking hard for her dreams and achieving them E gotodisneyandbeyond TANCLED Deals with abusive parenting gotodisneyandbeyond WRECK IT RALPH Is about how labels don't define you gotodisneyandbeyond FROZEN Has a protagonist fighting depression and Tearning to let people close to her gotodisneyandbeyond BIG HERO 6 s about the process of grief has a diverse cast and shows kids how exciting science can bet demons-demigods-benders-bucky: kayla-ships-klaine-and-destiel: takingofforionsbelt: littlebirdinthevaleofarryn: gotodisneyandbeyond: Keep it up, Disney  [insp.] That IS great, but we’ve had a lot of this before. I wish people wouldn’t ignore the older movies, especially the classics, to praise the new ones- Girls who had to work hard for something and succeeded: Parental abuse: Labels don’t define you: Overcoming depression: Learning to trust: Diverse cast and shows science is exciting: Probably far more than that, but that’s just a few off the top of my head. Then there is Lilo and Sitch which covers: -The value of family, as well as the message that you can make your own family and that family is as valuable as the one you are born with -Overcoming labels slapped on you by others and that you can make your own path (Stitch is labeled a monster at the start and by the end, he has overcome some of his programming and is a productive member of society) -Determination can lead to success -Arguably overcoming depression, since Lilo does start off as a very sad little girl and gets better over the course of the movie -The main cast is non white, either Hawaiian or Samoan  -Accepting the differences in others (the humans and aliens grow to work together) -There is not a big romantic plot at all, since the movie is more focused on the bonds and love of a family.  lilo and stitch is just the best movie ever Let’s not forget Pleakley dressed as a woman and no one said anything. He was accepted for who he was

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