Carmella de los Angeles Guiol is a writer, educator, amateur photographer and tropical fruit enthusiast. She is the 2016 recipient of Crab Orchard Review's Charles Johnson Award for fiction and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Thought Catalog, The Toast, Bustle, BUST, The Manifest-Station, and elsewhere. A proud Floridian, Carmella is currently living and teaching in Cartagena, Colombia as a Fulbright fellow. You can keep up with her travels and her writing at


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What Nail Biting Taught Me About Self-Care

Getting a manicure every week or two no longer seems frivolous to me. In fact, I’ve grown to the love the ritual. Self-care keeps me from biting.
Carmella de los Angeles Guiol    |   02.22.18 12am   |   SHARE
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In My Culture, Having A Period Is Powerful

I park my car on the side of the street and turn off the engine. From my side-view mirror, I see him emerge from his mauve Camry and lean against the door. It’s been five months since our last kiss.I... Read...
Carmella de los Angeles Guiol    |   09.19.17 12am   |   SHARE