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

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!

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!

What You Need to Know About Awe-Inspiring and Brazen New York

Hope you are feeling inspired on this day! Born and raised in the city that never sleeps provides an interesting point of view on many things. It seems that by nature of our culture and environment, New Yorkers are perceived to be more open and candid about most topics. Rumor has it, growing up in … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Awe-Inspiring and Brazen New York

If You’re Tired of Trying To Be Perfect, This Piece of Advice Can Help

In today’s world, there's pressure from all sides to maintain appearances of some sort. The most secure women can subconsciously set unrealistic expectations for themselves thinking it is the only way to fulfill her role successfully in society. The standards we look to attain can exhaust the youngest to eldest of women. Social media, entertainment … Continue reading If You’re Tired of Trying To Be Perfect, This Piece of Advice Can Help

El Porque Unirte a la Comunidad Global de AW

Dicen que toma un pueblo para criar una familia. Lo mismo es cierto para formar una comunidad fuerte. Los lazos que unen la comunidad de Awakened-Woman son las experiencias que compartimos al ser mujer. Los golpes que nos da la vida durante nuestra jornada no son exclusivos. Todos tenemos nuestros demonios que combatir. La variedad … Continue reading El Porque Unirte a la Comunidad Global de AW