A Love Letter to Heaven

Posted Avatar Juana S. , Writer, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern, Climate Advocate

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Juana S.
Member since March 2, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 25

To the most beautiful woman who has an endless reservoir of love for a heart- a love that transcends through time not even death can dissipate- a love that feels like home- this one’s for you, Nanay. I spent my childhood clinging to your arms and throwing tantrums whenever you’d leave for work. There were times you’d be gone for weeks because of the demands of your career, and I hated it.Time came when I was the one who spent a lot of time away from home; I preferred the company of my friends an...


She's Come Undone

Posted Avatar Juana S. , Writer, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern, Climate Advocate

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Juana S.
Member since March 2, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 25

She came into the universe like a bare canvas,Yearning to be so much more than what she was.She craved for pencil marks drawn on the surface of her skin,Brush strokes and paint splatters in the spaces between.Perfectly blended, smeared and splashed,A play of pastel, bright and dark hues unfolded.She delightfully beamed at the kaleidoscopic image being created,With the sun, moon and stars as her witnesses.The universe clothed her with abundant flora and fauna,So copious that the evolution of mere...


Lotus Tales: Of Love and Loss

Posted Avatar Juana S. , Writer, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern, Climate Advocate

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Juana S.
Member since March 2, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 25

“I can’t wait to get out of this place,” I said to my 16-year old self.Since I was young I always thought my hometown was too small, too conservative, too limited. Like it did not really offer opportunities for the kind of life I wanted. You see, I wanted a life where a huge percentage of my time was dedicated to my passion- writing. However, I was born in a place where everything was and still is conventional. Where most people are expected to get a “9-5 job” after graduation, and are sized-up...


To Love and Be Loved

Posted Avatar Juana S. , Writer, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern, Climate Advocate

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Juana S.
Member since March 2, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 25

And when the sun took its last peek,She smiled in awe of its luminescence.Perhaps that’s why she loved the sunset so much,Because even after long days of heat waves and stormy weathers,It never fails to show a myriad of spectacular colors as it slowly dims.Its natural beauty shows effortlessly whether noticed or not.It constantly gives without the thought of receiving. And that’s what she aspires to become; To shine even brighter in the midst of despair.To be able to love unconditionally. And to...


Catharsis

Posted Avatar Juana S. , Writer, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern, Climate Advocate

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Juana S.
Member since March 2, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 25

Fear and distress she had plenty. To this day her heart still aches with grief. A grief that is suppressed, kept, hidden; a kind of pain she chooses to conceal. A kind of sorrow only she knew how to battle and win over. Her pen became her sword and her smile became her armor. This is how she heals. This is how she triumphs. After all, she is her own hero.


  • Juana S.

    A 25-year old writer born & raised in Tacloban City, Philippines. She has enjoyed writing since she was 7 but never had the courage to show them to anyone. Her love for writing developed as she grew older. This became her outlet; a conduit for self-healing on her weakest moments. She believes in her own definition of success- to find her passion, nurture it, and do it for the rest of her life.


    Member since March 2, 2017


    Age 25 • 5 Posts