Diquan Richard

Diquan Richard is a Bay Area Native who is currently getting his master’s in Education, Equity and Social Justice at San Francisco State University. Since the age of 13, Diquan has always had a passion to express himself creatively through his art, music, poetry, and his global humanitarian work. He has dreams of gaining employment at Pixar Animation Studios as a computer animator. 

Poem on Belonging

CAN YOU BE LOVED?

Can you love
me even though
I’m different?

Can you see past
my imperfections
no matter how
displeasing they
may be?

Can you love
yourself enough
to know that I
Love you for who
You are and not
what you look like?

Can You Be Loved?

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