I had the pleasure of meeting Kianny when she read some of her poems at this year’s Latin@ Heritage Month Closing Celebration. I recognized her face from earlier events, but had not had the opportunity to interact with her prior. It did not take long to figure out that she possesses a welcoming, positive ambiance.

LHM Dinner

Left to right: Yaritza, Jessica (me), Sussy Santana, Keysi, Kianny, Cynthia, and Daniela after the LHM Closing Celebration on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

I had the pleasure of being invited into her family’s home and was able to experience first-hand, an evening with Kianny. She agreed to share her story with me and I am honored to be able to share it with others. I only hope that I am able to do her justice.

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