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Carolina Herrera- Day 4- 31daysofWomen

“Elegance is a whole combination of things. Not only what you are wearing but how you act. It’s attitude. It’s movement. It doesn’t have anything to do with beauty or wealth.” ~ Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan Fashion Designer. Since a very young age I was acquainted with Carolina Herrera’s elegant designs. My mother was a true fan of her couture as ... Read More »

Oprah Winfrey- Day 3- 31daysofWomen

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – ... Read More »

Shakira- Day 2- 31daysofWomen

“In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.” ~ Shakira Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. The first time I heard Shakira I was 17 years old; her song “Donde estas Corazon” played on the radio on my way to school and that same week I made my grandmother take me to ... Read More »

Frida Kahlo- Day 1- 31daysofWomen

“Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence.” ~Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter born July 6, 1907. I was acquainted to her work at the age of 12 by my art’s teacher . I still remember gazing at her self-portraits: the colors, the mix of ... Read More »

Something to Say by NÍVEA CASTRO

People who know me, know that I have an opinion about everything, especially if I’m asked or come upon something of import on Facebook (although, I tend to stay away from Twitter and the likes because who has the time?). I consider myself a social justice warrior – a martial artist, a lawyer, and as a writer, a warrior of ... Read More »

Wounded Flowers by Thomas Fucaloro

We asked Thomas Fucaloro about his connection with Charles Bukowski  and he explains through a poem WOUNDED FLOWERS I think it’s important to love the art but not necessarily the one birthing or vomiting it.    I don’t want to know the painter just want to know that it has been painted.    Charles says: Hello, welcome to my wounds, ... Read More »

Wordat4F 2nd Year Anniversary

!Que tal mi gente! If you love poetry and want to listen to amazing spoken word artists perform then I’ve got the place where you should be at January 23rd! It is at Wordat4F 2nd year anniversary show!Wordat4F is a traveling open mic mainly based in Washington Heights, their goal is to cultivate poetry and bring awareness through activism. Wordat4F ... Read More »

Politics and Poetry

Hello all!! Yesterday, we read Nicholas Howard-Jennings inspiring piece on being a black poet surrounding the events that have recently happened to our black youth. Today, we bring you his proud mom, J.P. Howard, writing in response to Nicholas’ piece. It is truly amazing how this family is raising our youth to have a voice, to continue to have conversations ... Read More »

Politics and Poetry at age 10

  Hey all!! I just want to say that it is admiring and refreshing to know that young people are speaking on things that are happening in today’s world in which affects them, as is the case of Nicholas Howard-Jennings. This young man at the age of 10 has written a piece about how poetry has helped him to have ... Read More »

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