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

The 3 Most Important Things to Do This Holiday Season

Beautifully decorated trees, incessant shopping for the perfect gifts, family and friends gathering for good food and drinks. Moments of joy and laughter while celebrating the yuletide. The holiday season is in full swing with end of a decade approaching. Each year we look forward to the joyous celebrations of the season. This time around, … Continue reading The 3 Most Important Things to Do This Holiday Season

AW Challenge, Week 3: Secret Snowflake

The AW Challenge for Week 3 had to be an act that would shift the focus away from me. Instead, I wanted to do something to make a difference in another person's life. The end goal was to make it a positive experience. I was set on what I wanted, although, how I would achieve … Continue reading AW Challenge, Week 3: Secret Snowflake

Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

Expectations that as a gender you should carry yourself, speak or dress a certain way have long tied women down to an ideal. We are held by different standards in society because of old world thinking and preconceived notions imposed by society. Many of us follow the pack. Easier than going against the grain. May … Continue reading Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

Don’t Stop Giving Thanks on Any Day

On Thanksgiving day, we'll sit around an oven roasted, well-dressed turkey. Some of us will pass the wine, while others pass the gravy. Visiting friends and family from all parts of the globe join the table. It's a tradition in North America to celebrate the Pilgrim feast with the Indians. A holiday favorite. It has … Continue reading Don’t Stop Giving Thanks on Any Day