Category: Shawn Diaz

MASCULINITY (Part 1) by Shawn Diaz

In my personal life,or past career,I’ve always subscribed to traditional notions of masculinity. Work hard,be tough,succeed at all cost,be aggressive, don’t be emotional….you know the clichs. I’m a boy from Chicago, Illinois factory, farming,football,meat and potatoes kind of city. The way I was taught to deal with my […]

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ON THE RIGHT SIDE by Shawn Diaz

First let me share with you a scripture from the bible to start this blog.Psalm 56:9 “When I cry unto Thee,then shall mine enemies turn back: I know,for God is for me,” Here David is stating that when he is crying to God he knows that God will […]

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THE GIFT by Shawn Diaz

I remembered the recreation coordinator asking me to serve as a coach for our institutional basketball team,I hesitated.How could I be a role model when mistakes littered my past,when I still struggled, stumbled, and slipped into old bad habits?God helped me form relationships with these total strangers here […]

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TODAY by Shawn Diaz

Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word or deed. Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize […]

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My Queen by Shawn Diaz

When God created woman,she was formed from the rib of man.I myself interpreted that to mean she is apart of me mentally,spiritually, and physically. I remember at a young age watching my mother get physically abused to the point I still to this day have nightmares. Though I […]

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DAY FOR DAY by Shawn Diaz

I wake up to the reality that I’m in a cell no bigger then a walk in closet. Relieve myself using the bathroom then proceed to wash my face while brushing my teeth.I have to move within these confined spaces due to the fact there is another man […]

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Introducing Shawn Diaz

Hello my name is Shawn Diaz, I’m 45 years young, unfortunately my release date is still undetermined due to serving a 54 to life sentence. The one thing that keeps me focused is I do go up for parole in 2020.I started this bid in 2004 of March.I’ll […]

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