I’m Gonna Be Alright

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Lately, I’ve been dipping into my “old-school” music library and, naturally, I’ve been having a lot of Jennifer Lopez play in my shuffle.  I may not be the biggest J-Lo fan nowadays, but ten years ago you can believe that I knew just about every word to every song on her album.  However, one of my favorites was always “I’m Gonna Be Alright.”  Yeah, it talks about the traditional feminist idea of a woman not needing a man to survive, but it can easily be applied to anybody’s life.  Even if you doubted yourself to begin with, have some faith and put in a good amount of effort and you can accomplish just about anything.

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About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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