Have You Listened to “Conversations with Jen”?

Jennifer Barreto-Leyva is the Editor-in-Chief of Belleza XL magazine and host of Conversaciones con Jen Podcast. The successful lawyer and journalist crushed the stereotypes many of us have become accustomed to seeing when she broke barriers as a Plus Size top model. Jennifer is based in Caracas, Venezuela, the first Latina Plus Model has been … Continue reading Have You Listened to “Conversations with Jen”?

The Story of My Latino Christmas on BELatina

Latinos are recognized for their zest of life. Best known to be invigorated people that take life by storm, it is no wonder our energy is infectious. We are as passionate about our politics, music, and life as we are about loved ones. Try to imagine a community taking great enjoyment in their traditions of … Continue reading The Story of My Latino Christmas on BELatina

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Each year, men, women and children gather on this day to indulge in a wonderful feast of different foods and treats. Friends and family near and far sit together to celebrate the start of a magical holiday season. Our favorite tunes on the playlist with a Thanksgiving football game in the background. Glorious fun to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Independent, Strong, Driven – So Why Single?

”Does Choosing to Be a Strong and Independent Woman Mean Having to Be Alone” ”Women today have aspirations that exceed the limits set forth by earlier societies. This shift continues to create a beautiful revolution pushing us into a new era.” Read article in BeLatina. Many women want to have children, careers and romantic relationships … Continue reading Independent, Strong, Driven – So Why Single?

Number Ninjas on BeLatina

”Own who you are - that is real power” - AW Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Rita Moreno, and Raquel Welch just to name a few. Latinas on fire after the age of 50. Is labeling a woman by age, a thing of the past? These women and many others are breaking barriers. Read my latest … Continue reading Number Ninjas on BeLatina

Check Out the Newest Feature Article on BeLatina Magazine

BeLatina digital magazine has a great feature worth a read "Are Couples Who Live Apart Together Happier than Most." I have written about LAT relationships in the past. However, this article describes the benefits this type of arrangement can offer. As a firm believer that different things work for different people, this is one of many … Continue reading Check Out the Newest Feature Article on BeLatina Magazine

Magazine is Out!

We all hope for that one moment when we feel our efforts are paying off. Closing in on dreams or goals you’ve worked so hard for.... then it happens! The message of woman empowerment begins to sprout all over the world. Today, the UNCHAIN magazine featured an article on AW and book, ”A Journey to … Continue reading Magazine is Out!

Let Pain Transform You

Once you arrive at a page in your book where you embrace difficult times that transpired in life, you begin to gain clarity. It’s essential to accept the pain and let it transform you. If you set it free instead of holding it hostage you can begin healing; guiding you out of negativity. --Excerpt from … Continue reading Let Pain Transform You

Top 5 Blogs for AW Readers

Readers have been immensely supportive. Thank you for being such a great part of the high engagement at AW. This means you continue to enjoy the content, I’m writing for the blog. AW went live May 27, 2018. Since then the number of hits are closing in on 100K. But there is is still plenty … Continue reading Top 5 Blogs for AW Readers

Happy Birthday AW!

AW was born one year ago today. An open invitation published, asking you to read about a woman’s journey. Since then thousands of readers worldwide have given AW Follows, Likes and Comments that serve as inspiration. As a Latina woman from New York, I’m humbled. Sharing your stories via DM and email is a gift. … Continue reading Happy Birthday AW!