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.
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!
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)
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?
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
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”?
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 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
Many of us have goals and dreams that we think will never come to fruition. Sometimes the hard work, dedication and perseverance are not enough to push what we envision into reality. Like anyone else, exhaustion kicks in from life's stressors. Have you ever felt this way? Most of you reading will relate to the … Continue reading Awakened-Woman on The Art is Alive
Each year on this date, we begin our rituals. New resolutions written in some notebook, or typed into a phone. Have you made your promises, yet? Tomorrow, many of us will begin taking down Christmas trees, activate gym memberships and head out to work or school. A return to the daily grind is imminent. So, … Continue reading Happy New Year – Toast to 2020 Goals!