I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
Odilia is the author of three books of poetry, and has worked as a teacher, editor, community and labor organizer plus in various civil service day jobs. She considers herself a social justice activist and writer for life. She currently...