This Month (October 2015), we are showcasing the poetry works of Karina Guardiola-Lopez who is a New York City author, poet, educator and founder of The Pen, The Pad and The Poet series. She has over 12 years of experience in the educational field and is currently working in Higher Education. She is a graduate from the City College of New York. She has facilitated various workshops, mentoring circles and open mic events for teens. She has published several books including an anthology called Pens, Pads and Poets: Words of Hope. She has also been published in several anthologies, magazine and websites. Her works are available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and itunes.com. She is a member of the Full Circle Ensemble and she continues to read at book readings and poetry performances. For more information please visit www.kglopez.com A poem shared by Ms. Guardiola-Lopez is titled: Question #13 Extended (Misconceptions of a Latina).