I was at a vintage shop in Austin when my eyes landed on a pair of sword earrings. Normally I like earrings, but these spoke volumes to me. It made me think of the battles I’ve faced and overcome in my life for the sake of love. Right then and there I knighted myself as a warrior of love protected by my Mexican ancestors.

Days later while wearing these earrings my oldest brother complemented them and asked me about them. I told him they were a symbol for the continuous battle for good and that I was a knight. When you let your light shine no evil can win. He put his hand out for a shake and told me “welcome to the table.”

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