Dear Queens, Stop Begging to be Valued

It's Tuesday afternoon and you noticed your boss didn't provide feedback on your amazing presentation. You will go through the whole day doubting the amazing job you have done. That's the thing about waiting to be valued. It ruins your own self-value. It brings you to this mind state that if this person didn't notice…

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The Beauty in Death: Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos

As we say goodbye to October, we lay our costumes, tricks and treats to rest. In goes the bloody vampire and spider decorations and outcome the sweaters and wool scarves. The monsters on late night movie marathons are replaced by holiday classics, filling us with joy, comfort as we begin to satiate ourselves on holiday…

The NYC Afro-Latina Spinstress: Interview with DJ Bembona

What a time it is to be alive and to be proud of your roots! To walk into a club atmosphere and hear sounds of your Carribean culture infused with today's hottest beats. It seems as we continue to grow and progress as people, so does the music. Women like DJ Bembona are becoming the…

You Are More Than Just a Mom & a Wife.

I’m a strong woman, mother & wife. I have a life & I pursue my dreams, like Jay Z once said, “I dream in color”.  Today’s women are continuing to overcome society’s stigmas and labels of how we should be if we are a mom and a wife. You can easily imagine the cookie cutter image of…

The Importance of the #MeToo Movement & Discussing Sexual Assault

You are on social media and you are scrolling past different posts on your timeline. You scroll and you continually see this pattern of women and men posting #metoo along with their traumatic stories of their encounter with sexual assault. What are your first thoughts? Are you shocked that it seems like almost every women/guy…

The Beauty of a Multi-Cultural Relationship

As the world continuously progresses and starts to become more "woke" to the oppression and systematic racism we are faced as minorities, we see more multicultural families and couples begin to rise. Being in a "mixed relationship" has been seen as taboo and sometimes we still get crap about it. My experience as a woman…