I honor that today is the very first screening of AFROLATINOS: LA HISTORIA QUE NUNCA NOS CONTARON, Afrolatinos: An Untaught History! Tonight is the very first time we share it publicly. Today I honor how Renzo Devia and I met and dedicated over seven years to this project. We have been committed to… Continue reading FILM SCREENING TONIGHT in NYC! Afrolatinos An Untaught History
Its not cute to be poor. Its less attractive to move in the world believing we are poor. There was a time I hated my life. I wanted something else. I wanted something more. I wanted another life! I wanted what someone else had. I was mad about others having the life I felt I… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 56: Poverty is NOT Humility!
When you wake up everyday grateful and happy to be alive your life transforms. When you give to others there is something beautiful that happens. Amazing things come to you. When your heart is open your blessings come back to you full force. For all the pain I have seen I can honestly say… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 54: Everyday I Wake
It all starts with a tremor! The world feels like its about to end. The rumble of the universe and opening of the earth is unbelievable to experience. Today was devastating. What a difference a day makes. Just yesterday I was saying my goodbyes and was headed home. I was heading home to a meeting… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 51: When the ground opens up and swallows you whole!
Something is wrong. My body is responding to something and I can't really locate the source. My mind is on overdrive. In my dreams last night or this morning, I was running to cross the street and I was hit by several cars. It felt like my foot was barely grazed, yet my foot… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 50: Shame would have us believe…
Trust in your ability! Trust your voice! Trust your skills! Trust that you are ready! Trust that you have done the work! Today I wake up free. The air smells a little bit different like pink cotton candy on the most beautiful day at the best carnival. My focus feels different and my direction clear.… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 49: Just Trust!
"Its not about what you deserve! Its about what you negotiate!" "Alicia, why do you think the world owes you something? Why do you think anyone owes you anything? Why do you believe you should be rewarded? Why do you think your hard work should be recognized? Why isn't just doing the work enough? Do… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 48: Its Not About What You Deserve!
What I will remember most about the mountain... I began this journey afraid. I was scared of its heights. I was scared of falling. I was scared of failing. I was scared of losing. I was scared of forgetting. I was scared of being resented. I was scared of being forgotten. I was scared of… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 47: What the mountain has given me… There’s No Place Like Home!
Last night I dreamt about my return home. My daughter was there and so many of my closest friends. I snuck away and immediately called my mother who caught me up on all the gossip about my sisters. We laughed about my brother. The woman I love was there. It was a welcoming... I came… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 46: Love them anyway! WELCOME HOME!
Yamuna, our expert Sherpa, and my assigned partner. We each have one person who travels with us at all times and because I am the most amateur climber, sort of the virgin with only two other climbs under my belt she is who I have spent the most time with. Yamuna is also the woman… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 45: Stay Close… there is more to do!