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rubi g.

poet & writer

"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them" -Paulo Coelho

 

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who is rubi g.?

Lisa “rubi g.” Ventura is a Washington Heights bred Afro-Latina poet, born to Dominican parents. Lisa is a creative nonfiction writer who's been documenting her life stories in diaries since the age of 9. Lisa is a happily married, mother of two boys, who is returning to herself and her craft. Her passions include reading, writing, and practicing yoga.

 
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A Birth Story

Birth after The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats by: rubi g. The center cannot hold when a child is ready to be born. There are...

introspection amidst the chaos

Upon arriving home from my one day at the office and after absorbing the blasphemy of what transpired at our nation's capital yesterday,...

i am bliss (after yoga)

The first time I stumbled upon yoga was during my freshman year in High School. I attended a portfolio based alternative school that...

Pockets of Joy

Parenting is hard period. But parenting during a pandemic, while also trying to work from home, is a different kind of monster. It is...

i am afro-latina

In 2007, I learned about Albany University's Study Abroad program in the Dominican Republic. Instantly, something sparked and I knew I...

i am thirty-fly

Hello Lisa, You’re 35 now. Can you believe that? 35. What a beautiful thing. To be grateful for making it this long on this earth. For...

i am enough

It’s so difficult for me to understand, accept, and remember that I am where I need to be. So many times I vow to surrender and I cannot...

i am

My journey as a writer officially began on January 22, 1996, as indicated by my very first diary entry. A pink, floral, hardcover...

i am daring

dare to bare it all dare to stare in his eyes dare to wear it all on the outside dare to dare without being scared dare for he’s not...

i am still

be still. be still- by moving rapidly the calling will not come any faster be still. rest. do nothing. just be. breathe deep. there’s...

it is time

I needed to start. I was forced to begin somewhere because it was eating at my soul. For a very long time, I kept hiding in self-help...

i am curly beautiful

My mother-in-law is not fond of my pajon. Oftentimes, sliding in snarky comments like, “No te ofenda, pero te ves mas linda con el pelo...

i am queen

“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go”. And don’t worry too much about security. You will...