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Politics, Afrolatinidad & Representation, a conversation with César Vargas

César Vargas is a writer, producer, activist, and social media PR and marketing strategist. He founded UPLIFTT (United People for Latinos in Film TV and Theater) and was named one of 40 under 40: Latinos in American Politics. I met him back in 2013 when he played the male role in a poetry video directed by Erik Maldonado, a/k/a Advocate of Wordz ... Read More »

Growing Love without Shame by Cristal Rojas

I like to think that love is a garden that I grow. It goes through its cycle. And eventually, I learned that it has to die and disappear in order for regrowth. He was that one flower despite all the dead love around him that produced a light that never allowed death in. For me, he was the rain that ... Read More »

Love should never hurt by Angy Abreu

I met him when I was 21, my heart had been broken for the first time. I was still in love with my ex, but we couldn’t be together. I say this to impart that I wasn’t looking to meet anyone. I was introduced to Jean via my hair stylist who was married to his brother. When we met, he ... Read More »

Born out of Infidelity by Sarah Gonzalez

“When the sins of our fathers visit us We do not have to play host. We can banish them with forgiveness. As God, in his Largeness and Laws”  August Wilson, Fences “Rose: I done tried to be everything a wife should be. Everything a wife could be. Been married eighteen years and go to live to see the day you ... Read More »

Unpacking my shame backpack by Nia Ita

Shame is the universal companion of women, nipping at our heels, feeding on our deepest fear that who we are is not enough. Shame is beyond annoying. It is debilitating. In order to unpack the shame that is immobilizing us from living our best life and from accessing our true power, we must analyze it like a glass slide under ... Read More »

Miscarriage is a special kind of heartbreak by Lucy Torres

Miscarriage is a distinct kind of heartbreak that cannot be defined. What do you do when you’ve miscarried a child you weren’t ready for? How do you get over the grief of a loss so profound, your heart can’t fathom it? And how do you consolidate two opposing emotions and console yourself through the pain? As much as I love ... Read More »

Beyond the Vision, an Interview with creators of No Noise NYC clothing line

On November 13, 2017, Entrepreneurship was celebrated globally to celebrate innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.  The idea of Global Entrepreneurship Week is to inspire others to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors. Today, as many shops around the ... Read More »

A Woman by Choice, an Interview with Andromeda Raheem

Around March of 2015, I came across an Instagram post of the Women by Choice Network about the importance of cultivating sisterhood for the growth of women. That post prompted me to log on to their website and sign up for their membership, since then I have been a member and I have taken some of Andromeda Raheem’s online coaching ... Read More »

A Writer’s Relentless Journey, an Interview with Vanessa Martir

One of the many reasons I am publishing these interviews is to give proper credit to those people in our communities who are doing amazing work and have impacted my life one way or another, the everyday hero who is not known by many. One of those people is Vanessa Martir. I  first met Vanessa in the Spring of 2013 at my ... Read More »