Yesika Salgado Encourages Us Through Heartbreak with New Book Corazon

Sabrina Torres, Reporter

Yesika Salgado is a poet with Salvadoran roots as well as a Los Angeles native. She talks about her family, culture, city, and body positivity.

“In the last four years she self published three collections of poetry titled The Luna Poems, WOES and Sentimental Boss Bitch. She is a member of the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team. Her work has been featured in Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, TEDx and many other digital platforms. Yesika is the Co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist.”

Salgado has returned with another book titled, “Corazon”. She speaks about the constant yearning for love. It is about how filling in the void with another person sometimes is not enough. Salgado touches upon the difficult topic of heartbreak. She sends out an important reminder, heartache can ruin us, yet we always survive,  and somehow in the midst of all the chaos, we find ourselves and return whole.

Salgado told a source, “Growing up, she never quite fit in, turning to books to escape the reality that she didn’t quite love and accept herself just as she was.”

After catfishing someone, Salgado met with them and she recalls him asking, “Why didn’t you give me the option to choose you for you? You chose for me.” In that moment something clicked and she realized the hate she had towards herself.

Salgado holds nothing back and touches upon important topics. She takes readers to moments she experienced that defined her life.

“Corazon” is about love and how the feeling evolves in meaning as we grow older. “The yearning for love, falling in love, and falling out of love, and returning to yourself,” Salgado explains.

She also speaks about her father and how her family had to face his alcoholism. The passing of her father has changed her perception of how she loves those around her and that is something that can be seen through this text.

The goal is to celebrate our heartbreaks with other women.

When Salgado feeds her craving with a new lover, she is reminded again of all the ways it is not enough, but that never stops her from searching for a romance as succulent as the mangos hanging on her grandmother’s tree back in the old country.”

Salgados book is available for sale on Not a Cult Media’s website. “Corazon” will also be on Amazon beginning March 2018.

 

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