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A Day In The Park: Bitter and Out of Place

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A Day In The Park: Bitter and Out of Place

20110701-031454.jpgI’m sitting at the park under the playground set, feeling like a troll. I’m bitter, hot, and annoyed! Children scream and jump off the jungle gym. Boom! That’s what I here behind me. Tiny feet inches away from stomping my ass.

Alas, I must remain here till 3:45pm. This, Pepitas, is my job. I have gone from mentor/caseworker to summer camp counselor in days. And did I mention we painted the office with a group of white volunteers this morning.

Fuck me!

I understand that I’m supposed to care about the center. I see how others grabbed paint brushes, dipped them in sky blue, and covered the dirty walls with color. But I didn’t sign up for this when I began this job on October 15, 2010. I’m not a painter or a teen leader. I’m a professional writer…with a Masters in writing…and experience in leading and supervising.

So why am I here?

I need the check for now. And, though I don’t always loathe my place of employment or the teens I work with, this is not where I should be.

Because I am talented. I am a writer. I am an entrepreneur.

Because I am Sujeiry, 1st Lady of Love.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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