One of the first methods of communication for mankind were words and symbols. As such, we want to identify and support writers who have taken on the challenge to express their ideas and opinions by writing.


Jimbo Times

I am a writer, photographer and community organizer in Los Angeles whose blog has published literature and photography for L.A. since 2014. 

Edwin Monroy

I have taken up writing as a hobby more recently as a means to self reflect on my ideas and opinions.​ 

Darcy Monroy

A eulogy dedicated to my father, who may not physically be among us but who’s lively energy still remains within us.

Recent Articles

Te Doy Gracias, Papá

February 16, 2020 / Written by Darcy Monroy

Estoy triste porque mi papá ya no está físicamente en este mundo. Pero también en paz porque el está descansando. No puedo poner todas mis emociones en solo una palabra pero son muchas. Les voy a compartir una letra que le escribí a mi papá.

Gracias. Gracias por lo trabajador que erras. Gracias por la relación que teníamos, como amigos. Por enseñarme que la vida se debe de vivir alegre. Muchos no saben la lucha que tú tenías. Y tu forma de escapar tus problemas no fue la más saludable, más bien, te nos quitó. Pero yo ya no estoy enojada, ni te puedo juzgar. Es Mas, te agradezco. Ese tu error me hizo una persona mas sabia. Me dejaste muchas lecciónes importantes. Me hiciste una persona mas empatica a los que sufren de la misma enfermedad. Y muchos diran que el alcoholismo no es enfermedad pero solo es porque nunca la han experenciado. Nunca han vivido con alguien que sufre de eso. Y yo escuzo su ignorancia. Gracias por las ultimas memorias que me diste. Tirastes tus chistes hasta el último día que pudiste hablar. Tu sonrisa aclaraba cualquier cuarto. Te hacías amigos con todos. Y así es como te recordaré.

Published with permission from Darcy Monroy

Nery Edwin Monroy: Loving Father, Tio to many

February 10, 2020 / Written by J.T. from Jimbo Times

On January 31st, 2020, Nery Edwin Monroy, a father of four, passed away at the age of 50 years old due to a liver and kidney failure.

Nery left behind his former wife of twenty years, as well as four children. His three daughters and single son are all under 30 years old, and were each alongside Nery at bedside until his last breath.

In my years of working for the community in East Hollywood, no single family has come together like a team to support and advance the work of uplifting the neighborhood alongside me the way the Monroy family has. Ed Monroy’s voice helped me launch J.T. The L.A. Storyteller Podcast, and Kryzia and Darcy Monroy supported both Back 2 School Parties in East Hollywood in 2018 and 2019.

I know from these experiences that the family’s future remains bright, but that this time is also filled with other transitions. Ed graduated from Cal State University Northridge just last year. This Fall 2020, Kryzia will begin her classes at Cal State Los Angeles following one last semester at Los Angeles City College.

It’s thus a small token of my gratitude for the Monroy family to uplift their mourning and recovery process following this loss.

To support the Monroy family’s fundraiser for Nery Monroy’s funeral, which is nearly halfway to its goal, please do so HERE.

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