It is not every day we hear about people who give back! An incredible woman by the name of Icess Fernandez was the recipient of the Owl Award where she has chosen to fund a weekend writing retreat for 4 to 5 AfroLatina writers from different disciplines ‐‐ fiction, poetry, non‐fiction ‐‐ to explore the… Continue reading Giving back! An AfroLatina Retreat!
Taught to hate! I am home and the first thing I arrive to are headlines about nine people murdered by a white supremacist in Charleston. After being surrounded by so much peace, so much acceptance, so much love and faith, surrounded by people who are dealing with their own tragedy and devastation... today I return… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 59: I AM Home Safe and Sound!
People have know idea who we really are and what we have been through. Sometimes its hard to remember the good qualities we possess. "You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - I can't remember… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 58: A Kind Act!
My flight leaves soon. I am going home! It has been a long journey. I have said all my goodbyes. I will miss my team terribly. There were so many tears, so much laughter, so many stories, and so many memories I have made that will stay with me always. Now that I am… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 57: Going Home ~ Starting From ZERO!
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!
Its official I leave in 3 days. Its time to go home. It is time to return to my life. I have been gone long enough. I have done all I came to do. I have provided help where I could. And now it is time! Today I am preparing for my long journey… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 55: When Help Comes! It is TIME!
Seventy years ago a girl was born en el cibao... criada en la capital. She came from a large family. Known for her elegance, her grace, her power, her fierceness, her style, her voice,her up do's, her walk, her take no crap from no one personality... una mujer fuerte. Matriarch Warrior Righteous Brilliant My mother… Continue reading Para mi madre… cumpleaños feliz!
I have been sharing my seven days of gratitude on my facebook page, but today's I decided had to be a blog post! Gratitude Challenge ~ Day 6 of 7: Today my gratitude is larger than life! My gratitude is to the greatest most powerful force in my life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JXFg5KEoXg 1. Today I am grateful… Continue reading Never could have made it….
Part 1: It was 4:35pm on a Wednesday, the day was May 27th and the year was 1992. The sun was vibrant, brilliant, stunning and so was the gift I would receive on this same day. Part 2: A 20 year old frightened mother brought a 7lb. 13 oz. little girl into the world. She… Continue reading The greatest love story ever written