She cleaned her face and realized he wouldn’t ask, “why are the blinds shut whenever you’re alone”? She wouldn’t stare at him blankly because she couldn’t articulate the numbness.  The day did not feel overwhelming dark. An epiphany. The courage within her is greater than any harpoon zeroed in on her dreams.

Wherever the politics  gnawed at her spirit could not reach for her ambition. Evolution required crawling prior to running and today she looked up. She placed 1 foot in front of the other and walked. Walked faster towards the same fire she was thrown from. She is not “just happy to be here” and will not wait . There is only now. here. today.

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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