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Shakira- Day 2- 31daysofWomen

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 the record store to buy her CD . That CD became the No.1 record I played on my Walkman CD, yeah that was the “coolest” thing back then, no ITunes but your Walkman! Lol. I felt a connection with her music and most important with her Colombian heritage; she was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, same city my father was born. Since then I followed Shakira’s music as well as her career. She is one of those woman that make me feel prouder to be Latina. Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, she is also the only artist from South America to reach number one on Billboard’s Top 100 but aside from all the popularity as an artist she is an activist who promotes Global Education in Latin America, for it to be accessible to all and not seen as privilege. She created her foundation Pies Descalzos which is a charity that builds schools for poor children in Colombia. Her charitable work has earned her recognition from UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador and many other organizations around the world. One of the things I admire about Shakira is that although she did crossover to the American music charts, she still keeps the roots of her culture, she still does music in Spanish and hasn’t forgotten where she comes from. In her own words “I’m Colombian and nothing will change that.”‪#‎31daysofwomen‬#WAP#powerful#innovators#allthingswomen

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About wendyang

Wendy Angulo is a New York City born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Wendy is a mother, writer, lawyer and the founder of Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens. Wendy, re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 after attending a spoken word event in Queens. She then joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director. Wendy is an essayist who is currently working on her Memoir. She has read her work at several venues throughout New York City, including Nuyorican’s Poets Cafe, East Harlem Cafe, Sankofa Sisterhood, Camaradas and has been published in the online journal Mom Egg Review; she is a 2016 VONA alum and the sole creator/curator and producer of Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that birthed of Wendy’s desire to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens. Wendy continues to scout for new talent and build new connections to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community.
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