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!

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?

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

5 Things Men Need to Know but Women Won’t Tell Them…

Women are keepers of all kinds of secrets. There is a vault of emotions kept close to the vest helping ensure our microcosms stay intact. Unhappiness, pain, frustration, fear, insecurity, and suffering all simmer beneath the delicate feminine quilt upheld for appearances. Preserving the gracious silence to avoid rocking life's boat is our specialty. Plenty … Continue reading 5 Things Men Need to Know but Women Won’t Tell Them…

ROAR! Fierce and Empowering

Melissa Kelly stumbled on her gift, like many others, by really seeing through to the heart of a matter. She saw a void that needed to be filled and found the courage to dare go for it. Women have different means to raise their voices against injustice. Unfair or hostile treatment comes in many forms … Continue reading ROAR! Fierce and Empowering

Open Letter to Readers on Christmas

Dear Readers of AW, May you be spending today with loved ones that bring comfort and joy into your home. As you open beautifully wrapped boxes on Christmas morning, remember, there are many whose lives are not as blessed. Give thanks. I hope your heart is full and you are presented not necessarily with the … Continue reading Open Letter to Readers on Christmas