Es Tiempo – A Poem On Our Latinx Collective Power

Despiertan de nuevo

This is our time

To amplify the voices of our ancestors

On what was once their land

Es tiempo

To remind this nation

That we too are to be included in that promise
Of freedom and equality

Let’s take back our collective power

Our choices


Our wombs

Our identity

Our vote

We are a minority-majority

Millones y millones

A homecoming long overdue
And it’s time to clean house


We helped build this nation with our hands

Use those hands in our favor

Make that change

Porque es tiempo

Tu voto es tu voz

And this is not the time to whisper

–V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi






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V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi is a writer at BoldLatina, Refinery29,, and Mission Local. Her work focuses primarily on fashion, beauty, and Latinx culture. She has also written on San Francisco for a number of publications including the San Francisco Examiner, Bob Cut Mag, 7x7, and The Bold Italic. Alex recently co-founded the Latina Writers community.