Poetry: Benca by Larissa Freitas

So it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to talk about the deep love we have for people, but if you are looking for a pure ode to the love of a grandma, this week’s episode is for you.

Larissa Freitas (She/Her) is a Latina poet from João Pessoa, Brazil. She writes because she believes in the transformative power of literature. Her poems have been published in English and Portuguese. You can follow her work on Instagram at

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