A very integral part of Povera and my work as a poet / educator / organizer was regularly checking in with friends, family, and mentees. What helped me unlock most intimate connections was being the first one to open up – be vulnerable. When I moved to Chicago in mid-2018, I feared losing those connections. As a result, I mail out a letter on the 12th of every month to anyone who wants one. It serves as a diary, a letter, a call for action, a safe space to be.