The Groove

I’d lost my groove. Or rather, not lost it, but gave it up. I had it, the groove, in my grasp, before I exchanged it for an ill-conceived rut. It wasn’t something I could catch in a jar on a cold night, when its light gives away its position, it’s an identity, a palpable entity,…

In the Projected Path

As anyone in Miami-Dade County on Friday September 8th, 2017 can attest, we were all utterly terrified, and remarkably humbled, at the wrath of an angry God. But not the God of ancient man who rains hell fire and brimstone over an unfaithful humanity; an angry God of our own creation. One whose bloodlust is…

Those who can, teach

By: Zalykha María Mokim Writer Do you remember that episode of “Girls” where Lena Dunham becomes a teacher? Dunham walks into a pretty well-organized school building, decides she wants to become a teacher, gets a roster of less than twenty students, does some sort of lesson in front of a bunch of teenagers that only…

La Hermandad

The last six years of my life have been an awakening, and the synchronicity in these years have propelled me forward to the here and now. An empowering here where my truth is my power, and where I yearn to share all that I’ve learned and continue to learn from connecting with others. In this…

Fat, Fly, and Outside

Greetings and salutations fellow fly Earthlings! As the warmest (and busiest travel) season of the year bears down upon North America, you may find yourself with a bounty of opportunities to lace up your sneakers or shimmy into your bathing suit. Throughout the course of my life, whether I met these possibilities with excitement or…

The (in)Justice System

Part I Saturday May 20th, 4:22am Awake, and alert. This ungodly hour would’ve been unreasonable for a Saturday workday, but not today. After a Friday straddling Broward and Dade County, between running errands, grocery-shopping, editing at the library, and a race against time to get a blog post up while the boys met their fit-bit…

The MyXXFLY Guide to Finding Your Personal Style

We’ve been pretty busy as of late in the MyXXFLY universe. From collaborations to full-on interviews, and all of the behind-the-scenes stuff simmering on the back burner that we can’t yet reveal. Needless to say it’s all been super meta, as I’ve been asked a lot about the why’s and what’s of this whole operation. So today on MyXXFLY we’re tapping into the heartbeat of this little…

#BreakTheStigma

Welcome or welcome back MyXXFam! Today on the blog we’re coming to you live from Tropical Park in Miami, FL, with a photo-set that never would have seen the light of day if it wasn’t for the fact that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and on this very day, I was deeply entrenched in my…

La Tierra de Lagos y Volcanes; A MyXXFLY Travel Guide

Did y’all miss me? Well if you did, bless your heart for noticing I disappeared off the face of your internet for a couple of weeks. I’ve returned a bit older, tanner, and wiser, from the land of lakes and volcanoes, aka the motherland, Nicaragua. My pilgrimage was as holy as they come as it was…

Simulation Theory on the Hollywood Broadwalk

Today’s MyXXFLY story-time begins with dreams of escaping the conveyor belt of conformity and a trip to Hollywood! No, not the star-studded, west coast, tinsel town, impersonator’s on the walk of fame, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood. The flourishing east coast, five o’clock somewhere, no fucks, Margaritaville, uber tan white people looking like brown roasted chickens, Hollywood. South Florida…