Is closure necessary?

Closure is a term we all hear often. When people seek closure, they seek an end or more so, the reasoning to an end. People use wanting closure to justify wanting to speak to an ex or a former friend. People use the need of closure to dwell on situations, want answers or explanations to…

Life Comes at You Fast: Growing Up Even When You Don’t Want To

It seems like just yesterday we celebrated my sister Jay’s 15th birthday.  It was a hot weekend in June in 2001. I’m Dominican, so it is no surprise that in our tiny Brooklyn apartment, we had like 50 relatives. Okay I’m lying; it was around 35, I swear. Aunts and uncles, family friends and neighbors…