Pause. Hold. Later.

How many times have you put something you wanted to do on hold? Has there been a time when you thought "I'll do this later - next week, month or year?" We are wrapping up the first quarter of 2020 and everything - life as we know it is on pause. The temporary stop is … Continue reading Pause. Hold. Later.

Amazing News!

The journey as an author has given me a chance to connect with some amazing women. Working with BELatina News provides an opportunity to write articles that take me out of my comfort zone, inspiring me as a professional and a woman. In this week's article, I interviewed Summer-Joy "SJ" Main Munoz, a 2nd generation Latina … Continue reading Amazing News!

How Passion for Self-Expression Led to Finding Purpose

Ariana, Miya, Shayla, and Brit are some of the most recognizable beauties of the collection. Vogue Magazine showcased three Ariana ponies in the music video "In My Head." The Ariana Grande Vogue Cover Video Performance has since sparked thousands of doppelgangers. The dramatically sexy look spread like wildfire, sparking young girls and women everywhere to … Continue reading How Passion for Self-Expression Led to Finding Purpose

The Wine and Chisme (Gossip)

Female friendships provide many benefits. Having a strong ally on our side can help us through some of the most challenging times in our lives. Girlfriends get us to see straight when our thinking gets a bit foggy. The gift of sharing the same gender allows us to understand each other in ways men cannot. … Continue reading The Wine and Chisme (Gossip)

Does the Coronavirus Have You Rethinking Life?

The idea of losing a loved one or dying ourselves is petrifying, particularly when unexpected. Many of us avoid the conversation of mortality, as it confronts you with a harsh reality. No one lives forever, death is inevitable. Coronavirus (CoV) has reminded the world of their humanity. CoV is an extended group of viruses that … Continue reading Does the Coronavirus Have You Rethinking Life?

Celebrate GIRLPOWER on March 8

Did you know there's a day designated to toast women all over the world? March 8th is International Women's Day. The day marks 24 hours of recognition for women around the world. When you think about what that entails, it's a pretty big deal. A celebration of cultural, political, economic and social achievements made by … Continue reading Celebrate GIRLPOWER on March 8

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”?

Fierce Women Rising

Do you consider yourself fierce, a badass and confident woman who owns her life? It wasn't long ago when the thought of that woman was elusive to me. The idea that not only could I be myself but find self-acceptance was difficult to imagine. Spending much of my life settling for less than I deserved, … Continue reading Fierce Women Rising

The Passionistas Project

The birth of AW has provided a platform to share stories about women including myself and other awakened women. My hope is that readers will feel hope they too, can do anything. This opportunity has provided a gateway to meet amazing females who have encouraged me to continue the pursuit of knowledge and empowerment. The … Continue reading The Passionistas Project