All She Is is a love story about all of what-couldn’t-be. It is a reflective and intimate quest to healing the soul through a compilation of introspective bilingual poetry. Poemas en inglés y en español that will sail the reader into a voyage of heartbreak, grief, agony, self-worth, and the bitterness of loss. This book is for anyone who has struggled with the enduring pain of a broken heart and the burden of a million what-ifs.
Cynthia J. Villa is a genderqueer, Mexican American poet, and writer from Wilmington, California. As a child, she lived in Michoacán, Mexico, with her parents and two brothers. Upon her uneasy return to el Norte and her struggles with the cultural clash, she eventually learned to exist in-between two languages. Yearning to alleviate the grief, heartache, and ambiguity caused by her mother’s unpredictable death became the pivotal point that invited her to submerge in the mythical world of poetry, where time stood still. Eventually, her writings became a proclamation of self-healing. Her poetry now immerses in themes of Love, Loss, Heartache, Healing, and Self-Empowerment. She has exhibited her work under the pen name, cjLeubh, on social platforms. Some of her most recent work was featured in Alegria Magazine’s, The Latinx Poetry Project. As a primary witness of the effects of the struggles of cultural and language barriers and the lack of resources and representation of people of color in low-income communities, she’s been inspired to pursue a legal career. Whether it is in immigration law or criminal law, she aspires to become a lawyer not to punish people but to ensure the law protects the people it is meant to protect. When Cynthia is not writing or spending time with her partner and their dog Milo, you’ll find her wandering in the isles of Ikea or HomeGoods.