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Aideed Medina
  • Fresno, CA
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Born and raised in Salinas,CA
Attended Fresno State and majored in Natural sciences, Biology.
Wrote and performed poetry with Teatro Cilantro and published two pieces in the university journal, Flies, Cockroaches and Poets.
Host of Every Day Fiction Poetry Reading, Fresno, CA
Member of the Loud Mouth Poetry Slam Team to The 25th Annual National Poetry Slam in Oakland California 2014.

I want you to see me.
I need you
to know me
the flawless days
AND the endless ways
I can make everything go wrong.
Aideed Medina
Arts Specialty:
Poetry and theater performance have always been the two outlets for my compulsion to share my inner worlds. I dance and teach choreography, but I dance best on paper.
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Spoken Word/Literary Arts
Spoken Word/Literature
Poetry, Literary Writing

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Fierce Love

It is a fierce love,

that I see

when I look into her eyes.

I can feel the courage in her heart.


She speaks to me,

from a photograph.


I hear

 the unselfish determination,

 the driving force,


 in the voices,

that tell her story.


The story of Zoraida “Ale” Reyes,



defender of the persecuted,

began with a declaration:

I am a…


Posted on July 8, 2015 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment



as I heard a fellow poet,

go on and on

about how much Fresno's existence offended and oppressed him,



Posted on July 8, 2015 at 1:05pm


Difficult to write when the fire is

 burning out of control.

Difficult to speak.

I would rather scream,


unhinged at the jaw,

mouth agape,

swallowing entire cities whole.


With a knee to the neck,

arms and legs pinned down,

beneath the weight of violence,

 blatant disregard to the value of

a human life,

and criminal abandonment,

the soul of a community

beaten and…


Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:59pm



Como se desencadenan las ideas,

y se libera de este mal?

Amores son como la fiebre,

cuando uno de los dos quiere mas.

En estas cosas de ternura,

solo es riesgo

la verdad.

Si no te ama con locura,


corazón sabio,


no tiene ninguna culpabilidad.


no hay nada que se tenga que perdonar.

Así son los amores,

se mueren o se dan.

No vas a perder un…


Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:57pm

Upon Hearing That Juan Felipe Herrera Was Named the Next U.S. Poet Laureate

At this moment,

my heart exploded into sun flowers.

The tips of my fingers, toes and tongues

 sprouted beautiful  lush greens,

 allowing my words to pour out of vines

 that ripened into swollen squash  ,

 with tender  creamy yellow flesh.

A new bloom with each step forward .

 The fruit ,

settling along the ground I walk on,

 growing out in every direction .

The squash open,

 seeds pour out at my…


Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:55pm

Mi Existencia

This is my mind.

I guard it with my life.

I have spent too many days and nights,

tirelessly sifting through sand,

gathering up threads and pieces ,

to ever

 let it

be lost.


This is my body.

I guard it with my mind.

I have spent too many hours fighting,

 to own it.

I cannot give it away to pain


 without meditation,

to pleasure,

as though it was…


Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:52pm


It is

the every day


deceivingly ordinary,

drunk happiness

I wear,

when you,

wrap songs



that begin to play

as singular notes,

from the soles of my feet,






sweep up



my belly,

with the weight of feathers.

The laughter pools in my eyes

and settles

on the nape of my neck,

the bare skin,

usually… Continue

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment


No soy rosa,

ni lirio.

Soy bromelia,

Do not mistaken me for a rose,

I am no rose,

nor amethyst hued iris in spring bloom.

I am a hearty bromeliad,

entrenched in the cleavage

of exposed granite,

growing forcefully out


within deep pockets of serpentine

and obsidian.

I am found,

brightly thriving in arid

unforgiving terrain,

an unexpected

declaration of life.

I am here,


in… Continue

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:08pm

Boundless and Borderless

Yo no creo en fronteras,

Yo no creo en definiciones, ni limitaciones

Mi poder esta en mi corazón

En la belleza que traigo por dentro.

Ser mujer

Es mi bendición

Y no dejare

que me detengan

 por el simple hecho

 que tengo caderas.

Que si puedo ser madre,

Eso a mi

 no me limita

Y no me lo…


Posted on November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

Bad Ass


I am fearless,

you call it careless.

I am going to stay

without your caress,

which would at this moment


serve to stop my

never ending march

to that some where

I am heading to.


Mi alma se esta abriendo,

mis sueños y mis palabras corriendo ,

como un rio descontrolado.


My voice is  sounding off like brass notes.

I am growing in stature,

sitting in the…


Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:14am

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At 5:05pm on February 26, 2013, JSENARTISTRY* * JSENONE said…

thank you hope you luvit............

At 5:05pm on February 26, 2013, JSENARTISTRY* * JSENONE said…

At 10:06pm on February 1, 2013, n said…
Working and going to school part time. Nice picture. Just like I remember you.
At 11:10am on January 31, 2013, n said…

It's been too long. Thank you for the add. I look forward to reading your posts (and hopefully sharing some of my own soon lol)

At 10:30am on December 5, 2012, The Art Stand Gallery said…
The Art Stand Gallery in Minkler is looking for local artists for new membership. We are located on Hwy 180 at Frankwood Avenue in Minkler, on the way to Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks, below Squaw Valley. The building started its life as a fruit and produce stand, but in the Spring of 2000 a small group of dedicated local artists converted it into an art gallery.

Promoting the San Joaquin Valley's agricultural theme, much of our art reflects scenes familiar to the Valley. The gallery is on the Blossom Trail and the Fruit Trail routes, and is part of the Sanger Art Hop. Other businesses in the area include the School House Restaurant & Tavern across the street, Sequoia View B&B/Cedar View Winery, and Tivy Valley Winery.

Send inquiries to
Subject: ASG Membership.

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November view through our front window

Posted By tswood to The Art Stand Gallery at 11/14/2012 11:42:00 AM
At 12:38pm on May 25, 2012, Eric Rodriguez said…

Thanks for the add. I just joined this site to find out what types of artists live in my backyard. So, Aideed, is this site dead? I've been looking at the posts, there are a lot of old ones.
I look forward to sharing more of my art with you.

At 1:24pm on April 9, 2012, Fresno Arts Council said…

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