The About Me section of AW provides a brief summary of the woman behind the scenes. Rather, than give you with an updated summary, I thought answering some common questions will help readers get a better picture of the author writing these articles.
What inspired you to start the Awakened-Woman blog? AW was started to help women going through similar situations of heartbreak, divorce, loss of identity and nameless other issues faced. It was important to offer a realistic and relatable point of view. Our gender’s unique issues in love, relationships, marriage, career, dating, co-parenting, family, motherhood and other areas of life. The need to have a voice was bigger than me. The desire to inspire other women became my purpose then Awakened-Woman was born.
How did you get started with your writing? When did you know it was more than a hobby? The writing began as a project for a friend‘s website. It was followed by some ghostwriting. Shortly after, I began writing under my name. Sharing my stories gave me the strength to empower other women. It was a turning point helping me realize this was much more than a hobby. The more I wrote better I felt about the telling my truth. It helped build confidence to submit my essays, short stories and book to publications looking for a new voice. It was the diving board into a pool of success.
How many articles have been published on AW? Have you written all the articles yourself or do you have help? I am the founder and sole author of Awakened–Woman. Over the course of the past 9 months, I’ve written and posted over 200 articles. If the stories inspire, encourage and empower others all over the world then they’ve served a purpose.
On December 31st at midnight, AW announced a book. What is “A Journey to Becoming the Best Self” about? The book is part memoir and self-help. There are tons of books to advise us on how to get over and through anything. None of which helped me after my break up. Working a full-time job, living paycheck to paycheck in one of the most expensive cities in the world is challenging. Juggling the roles of divorced mother in a single-income household isn’t a small task. Learning the art of coparenting which I knew nothing about was difficult, too. I felt it was important to share my fears, challenges, pain, humorous moments and wins with other women like me looking for hope. We’re capable of becoming the woman we envision. We’re born from the pain and strength of another woman’s labor. I believe we are all stronger than we imagine.
Where do you get your inspiration? Inspiration is everywhere. Life’s stories come in abundance. We all have a story. I want mine to help others feel empowered. My greatest wish is to help the women that are where I was 10 years ago. Time and patience are absolutely necessary to allow life to unfold but a will to see yourself beyond the pain is a true driving force.
Where are you from? Born and raised in New York. My parents migrated to NYC from the Dominican Republic in late 1960’s. They came to the states with a dream of a better life. Being born here gave me an opportunity to create my own vision. The sky is the limit if we roll up our sleeves and do the work. We have to carve a path to where we want to go. It’s a tough city that teaches you to fight for survival. Being resilient is part of the makeup of New Yorkers.
What do you enjoy doing on your spare time? I love writing, reading, listening to music, cooking and trying new culinary experiences whether at home or at a restaurant. But my favorite time is the one I spend with the people I love.
What do you hope to accomplish with the AW blog? The main goal to fulfill is spread empowerment. It’s so important to support each other. Women can learn from one another by sharing and letting others know that we all have imperfect lives. There are struggles for each and every one of us. No shame in owning who you are and what you’ve been through in life. No judgment. We all have a story and can change its characters and premise anytime we aren’t happy with the direction of the plot. You don’t have to accept less than you deserve or stop trying for better. You must love yourself enough to give yourself the life you want.
What’s next for AW? I’m constantly writing new material for the blog. Looking to deliver real and interesting topics that all females can relate to, especially the women feeling they don’t have a voice. A book is in the works. “A Journey to Becoming the Best Self” will be ready for presales in the next couple months. Looking forward to sharing details as they come, stay tuned! I’m working on other writing projects which I’m excited about too. The AW logo is finished and will be introduced in the near future. Can’t wait to show it to you. The symbol signifies an awakening of strength, empowerment and support for women by women.
Finally – What do you want all the readers to know about you? Same as, many of you reading AW. I’m a woman whose heart has been broken and faith tested. Someone who has endured pain, financial hardships, internal and external struggles. I know where you are, I’m not perfect and my life is a work in progress. The lessons learned through it all have mended my heart, made me stronger and helped me understand the importance of self-care, financial independence and self-love. As I continue to evolve to become the woman envisioed. The most valuable gift I’ve given myself is learning self-worth. “I am enough.” We all must learn to believe this about ourselves. Doing the work to get to that place is priceless. It’s where true personal breakthrough begins giving way to unimaginable growth.
Hopefully, this self-interview will be helpful in getting to know AW. If there are additional inquiries or comments, feel free to post or use the contact form to submit for response.
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