As the founder and sole author behind Awakened-Woman, a digital platform designed to inspire and invigorate females, author, Yvette Bodden writes with endless empathy. In just two years, AW has amassed tens of thousands of followers across social media platforms, thanks to a dynamic collection of combined 500+ articles centered around celebrity profiles, relationships, love, abuse, motherhood, and Latino culture, infused with a signature blend of Yvette’s pragmatism and compassion. In 2021, she was named one of the “Bella Bosses We Admire” by Bella Magazine.
Founder, Author, Writer, Podcast Host, Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker, Empowerment Mentor, and Mother
In 2022, Yvette appeared as an Insider Guest on Oprah Daily’s Life Class.
In 2021, Bella Magazine named her one of their “Bella Bosses We Admire” and Authority Magazine included her on the Editor’s List: Top Interviews. In the same year, she participated in the Press Roundtable with Ava Duvernay for the NBC docuseries, “Home Sweet Home.“ For more on Ms. Duvernay’s responses during the interview, read the full story.
Her words have been seen in Brainz Magazine, The Best Holistic Life Magazine, Thrive Global, media maven Arianna Huffington’s portal dedicated to ending the global stress and burnout epidemic, and Belatina News, where she profiled celebrities such as Camila Sodi, the actress from Telemundo’s monster hit, Falsa Identidad, Nathalie Kelley, the actress from ABC’s The Baker and the Beauty, Latin Grammy Award-winner Luis Fonsi and television actor, Joe Minoso.
Yvette has interviewed amazing women for the AW Empowerment Series. This list includes Erin Lim, E! The Rundown and DailyPop, Joelle Garguilo, NBC Journalist from New York Live and the Today Show, Andrea Navedo, Actress, “A Million Little Things, “Jane the Virgin;” Grasie Mercedes, Actress, Filmmaker, Writer, NBC’s Grand Crew; Shantall Lacayo, Fashion Designer and Winner of Bravo’s S19 Project Runway, Alycia Pascual-Pena from Saved by the Bell and Maureen Bharoocha, Director, Jimmy Kimel Live!; Aida Rodriguez, Comedian from HBO MAX Special “Fighting Words,” Barbara de Regil, Rosario Tijeras, Parientes a La Fuerza and Blackout; Carolina Miranda, Netflix series, Who Killed Sara; Eileen Davidson, Real Housewives Beverly Hills and Days of Our Lives; Laura Londoño, Actress from Netflix series, Narcos and Telemundo “Cafe con Aroma de Mujer”; Lilliana Vazquez, E! Entertainment; Jolene Rodriguez, President, Broken English Productions; Jeimy Osorio, Actress, and Singer; Novi Brown, Actress from Tyler Perry’s Sistas’ Nathalie Kelley, Actress from Dynasty; Lisa Vidal, Actress from Grey’s Anatomy, The Baker and the Beauty and BET’s Being Mary Jane; Nikki Boyer, Actress, 3-Time Emmy winning Media Personality and Host, Dying for Sex Podcast; Christina Vidal Mitchell; Actress, ABC’s United We Fall; Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder, and Chief Creative Officer, Melissa & Doug; Amelia Moran Ceja, President, Ceja Vineyards; Heather Fink, CEO, and Founder of The Sexiest Beauty; Kara Goldin, CEO and Founder; Hint Water & Author, WSJ Bestseller “Undaunted;” Alexandra Garcia, Google; Maria Trusa, CEO, Forme Medical Center; Shayla Rivera, former NASA Rocket Scientist, and Comedian; Benita Alexander, Journalist; Julissa Prado, CEO, Rizos Curls; Alexa Ray, Canadian Recording Artist; Vanessa Coppes, CEO, Bella Magazine, and Lois Robbins, Actress from TV Land’s hit show, Younger.
Most recently, she added the AW Confidential Podcast to the platform. As host, the writer talks to men and women. Sharing perspectives on topics like empowerment, love, relationships, and many others, while also discussing life lessons with listeners.
Guests include Kamal Bolden, Actor from NBC’s “The Endgame” and FOX’s The Resident, Jordan Johnson-Hinds from “Suits” and “The Endgame,” Kevin Walton, Actor, Tyler Perry, BET hit-show “Sistas” and film “Step Up Revolution”CW’s All American, Actor, Kevin Grimes; On-Air TV Personality and Beauty Expert, Liz Kennedy; Emmy-Award Winner, Comedian, Actor, HBO’s Insecurity, Ron G; Emmy-Award Winning Television Personality, and Host of Dying for Sex Podcast, Nikki Boyer; The Quad and HBO’s Lovecraft Country, Actor, Kevin Savage, and others. The podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, and other platforms.
Her debut book, A Journey to Becoming the Best Self (Black Rose Writing)—part memoir and part self-help, inspired by Yvette’s own post-divorce path from devastation to joy—was published in 2019, and received praise from The U.S. Review of Books.
As a single mother based in New York City—a metropolis she credits for her open mind—Yvette regularly channels her own growth experiences. She has contributed to outlets like SmartCoparent and DivorceHub, authoring articles that focus on maintaining financial health through personal crises.
Ultimately, Yvette’s writing, which seeks to empower and encourage women searching for personalized definitions of success, is an effort to build strong communities through vulnerable and powerful storytelling.
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Former Writer, BeLatina News from 2019 – 2021.
Published Author, A Journey to Becoming the Best Self by Black Rose Writing. Published July 2019
April – Sept 2020: Celebrity Profiles Interviews for BELatina News
Profile Interview with Actress, Camila Sodi, Telemundo’s “Falsa Identidad for BELatina News
Profile Interview with Actress, Nathalie Kelley, who plays Noa Hamilton in ABC’s “The Baker and the Beauty” for BELatina News
Profile Interview with Reina del Sur, Actress, Isabella Sierra for BELatina News
Profile Interview with Raquel Castro: Actress, Singer, and Songwriter for BELatina News
Profile Interview with multiple Grammy Winner, Luis Fonsi for BELatina News
Profile Interview with Chicago Fire, Actor, Joe Minoso for BELatina News
Profile Interview with Director, SJ Main Munoz for BELatina News
Podcast Guest, Magazine Features, and Speaker
AW article published in Crucible Leadership, “Your Worst Moment Does Not Have to Define You.”
AW Guest on the Crucible Leadership Podcast discusses the significance of her second act.
AW Guest on Mujeron Podcast discusses becoming her best self
AW Guest on Happy Even After discusses divorce and the journey to self-love.
AW Guest on UK’s The Table Read discusses the journey to a happy divorce.
AW Guest on Salon Chronicles
AW Guest on Jolt of Energy
AW Guest on Q Chat Podcast
AW Guest on Pocha Podcast
AW Guest on the Good Nook Podcast discussing redefining yourself, financial power, owning your truth, and taking calculated risks.
AW Guest on the Pocha Podcast discussing self-worth, sharing your truth, the journey to becoming an awakened woman and what it means, the AW book, and many more important topics.
AW Guest on Hey Sista Soul Sista podcast discussing AW platform and book, life after divorce, inspiring women through storytelling. The episode can also be seen on Hey Sister Soul Sister’s YouTube channel.
AW Guest on Simply She Podcast discussing overcoming darkness, dating, life, and love after a breakup or divorce.
AW featured in Billion Success “How a Loss, Awakened Entrepreneur, Yvette Bodden”
AW Guest on Empowered Worth podcast, discussing topics about self-worth, finding self, women empowering women, co-parenting, divorce, depression, and much more.
AW appeared in Authority Magazine‘s Editor’s List: Top Interviews.
AW Guest on Coffee N.5 with Lara Schmoisman discussing managing conflicting labels and cultures to the reality of embracing human experiences, differences in writing for English vs Spanish speaking audiences, and all of the nuances in between. Interview, also on YouTube.
AW featured in Latinas in Business
AW Guest on Divorce Talk with Twyla with Coach Twyla discussing pain to purpose.
AW featured in Humans of Fuzia
AW Guest on Your Daily Writing Habit with Christine Whitmarsh discussing writing habits, challenges as a writer, writing to help others, and more. The podcast can be found on iHeartRADIO, Apple Podcasts, Podbean, and Sticher
AW Guest on Empowerography Podcast with Brad Walsh discussing empowerment, family, life as an awakened woman.
AW Guest on LATIN EQUIS Podcast with Andrea Marquez discussing writing the book, creating platform, love, marriage, divorce, Latino culture, women’s role in the Latino household and so much more! Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
AW Guest on #BeFlawsome: The Good Enough Podcast with Anita Kirkbride to discuss social media and perfectionism.
AW Speaker – Panelist, Unstoppable Summit, Conquering the Dips in Your Life
AW featured in Thrive Global “It’s OK to Ask for Help”
AW featured in Newsbreak
AW featured in Medium
AW featured in Authority Magazine “Second Chapters; How I Reinvented Myself In the Second Chapter of My Life,” May 2021
AW Speaker – Panelist, Survival Secrets, and Tips from Single Moms, Amplifying Her Voice “In Moms We Trust” Summit, May 2021.
AW Speaker – Panelist at Women of Influence, Women’s Empowerment Event hosted by Bella Magazine, April 2021.
AW Guest on Becoming Your Best Version Podcast with Host, Maria Olsen, Attorney, Author, and Co-Host, “Inside Out” show on WPFW-FM radio
AW Guest on Strong Talk Podcast to discuss AW’s stories, life after divorce, and a new book. The podcast episode is now available on iHeart, Apple, Spotify, Google, and Sticher platforms.
AW Interview on This Is It TV
AW is Guest Writer, Brainz Magazine, “How to Step into Your Power Without the Guilt“
AW Named “Bella Bosses We Admire” by Bella Magazine, March/April 2021 issue
AW Guest, Knowledge to Inspire Podcast with Lorrine Patterson and Tiffani Patlan
AW featured, Yvette Bodden Exhibit on Let Her Speak highlight the AW Empowerment Series
AW Speaker at the HerStory Online Summit, “How I Conquered the Dip and Became an Awakened-Woman.”
AW Quoted in Crunchy Tales article “Divorce after 50, How I Moved on with My Life”
AW Interview, M4 Women’s Magazine . watch as they discuss how to deal with and awaken from a painful divorce.
AW Guest on “Let’s Talk with Juanita Corry Jackson” discusses the challenges of living in your true self.
AW Guest on “The Self Project Podcast” Host, Kristy Martin and Yvette Bodden touch on difficult topics in this revealing episode. The episode is available on Spotify, Apple, Podbean, and Google.
AW Guest Interview on Just a Little More Joy. The vibrant episode with host, Kyle Leder Moss discusses embracing truths, owning our stories, and self-love and gratitude.
AW Featured Writer in The Best Holistic Life Magazine‘s Fall and Winter 2020 Issue
AW featured in Magistra Magazine, Summer Issue, 2020.
AW Guest on the podcast, Made to Dream
AW Guest on the podcast, The Judge Free Zone
AW Guest on Instagram Live, Latinaboomermom
AW Guest on the podcast, Convo with Kisha
AW Guest on FEMnation Podcast discussing the journey, self-love, relationships, and many other topics with host, Whitedove Gannon.
3-time Emmy Award Winner, Television Host, Actress, and Podcast Co-Creator/Host, Nikki Boyer from the popular podcast, Dying for Sex has graciously given AW her thoughts on her new podcast and why all women should be listening. Read the full article on AW.
The Art is Alive Magazine has published an interview with AW.
AW featured, The Weekly Trend “Meet the Awakened Woman.”
Guest Blogger, Best Holistic Life. Read my newest article on ways you can develop your woman’s intuition.
AW featured in The Female Entrepreneurs Network
Check Out! BeLatina for Archive of featured articles.
A Journey to Becoming the Best Self available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Black Rose Writing, published July 2019.
AW interviewed by The Weekly Trends “Meet the Awakened Woman.”
AW Guest Blogger, Best Holistic Life. Read the newest article on ways you can develop your woman’s intuition.
AW featured in Unchain Magazine.
AW Past Contributor for Thrive Global Digital Magazine
AW Past Contributor for Smartcoparent
AW Past Contributor, divorceHub.com