What a Revolutionary Is Made Of

“Sometimes, the greatest safety can be found in taking the right risk. Whether it be an individual, a community or a country, when faced with tragedy or fearful uncertainty, we either become bigger and enter life more fully, or else we accept a diminished life and resign ourselves to a smaller way of being.” MichaelContinue reading “What a Revolutionary Is Made Of”

Carried Home

By: Gabriela Yareliz Recently, my fiancé (yes– you read that right!) and I were driving back from a farm outside of the city. Taconic State Parkway, y’all. Unwillingly crawling our way back into Gotham City. It was late, and it’s a dark highway. The only thing illuminating those narrow, dark winding roads was the occasionalContinue reading “Carried Home”

The Problem-Solver: Tata Harper

By: Gabriela Yareliz Tata Harper began her eponymous clean skincare company when she started helping her stepfather, who was diagnosed with skin cancer, to make some lifestyle changes. She couldn’t find the products he needed, so she made them. She said, “No one should have to sacrifice their health for their beauty.” (Source) When sheContinue reading “The Problem-Solver: Tata Harper”

The Representative: Nicole Malliotakis

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am proud to feature my congress rep (11th Congressional District), Nicole Malliotakis. I have never been prouder of voting for someone than I have been with her. I have voted for her on multiple occasions (like when she ran for NYC mayor in 2017), and she has done a phenomenal jobContinue reading “The Representative: Nicole Malliotakis”

The Comedian: LeJuan James

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am not really sure what I can say about half-Dominican/half-Puerto Rican LeJuan James. He is wickedly funny. He became famous through his YouTube Channel where he makes light of our culture’s quirks and imitates our mothers when they would lecture us. What Hispanic person hasn’t sent one of these videos toContinue reading “The Comedian: LeJuan James”

The Attorney: Kimberly Guilfoyle

By: Gabriela Yareliz When I first heard of Kimberly Guilfoyle, I’ll admit I judged her based on politics (as an Independent, both parties are fair game. Ha!) When I researched more about her, I realized that she was raised by a Puerto Rican mother who was a special education teacher. Her mother passed away dueContinue reading “The Attorney: Kimberly Guilfoyle”

The Fighters: Nikki and Brie Bella

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am a HUGE Nikki and Brie Bella fan. Their beautiful book, Incomparable, details growing up with a young mom and dad who were in an abusive relationship, how they were a surprise to a teen mom, their difficult and almost nonexistent childhood, their parent’s divorce, rape, the death of a lovedContinue reading “The Fighters: Nikki and Brie Bella”

The Actor: Luis Guzmán

By: Gabriela Yareliz Those who know me, know that this man makes me smile. (Nothing Like the Holidays is a classic. That scene when they play baseball in the snow…). I think it’s fair to call Luis Guzmán an actor and comedian. The roles he takes often make us laugh. He is someone who hasContinue reading “The Actor: Luis Guzmán”

The Designer: Nancy Gonzalez

By: Gabriela Yareliz Her python bags go for thousands. You may remember that memorable closet scene in The Devil Wears Prada when her name is mentioned as Andy is handed a teal bag. Colombian-born designer Nancy Gonzalez has infiltrated the American and global handbag fashion world to the point of making her iconic. Her firstContinue reading “The Designer: Nancy Gonzalez”

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! There is so much happening in the world– it’s hard to know where to look. Still, you know I believe in celebrating the good stuff. Life needs more of that. I often focus on one of the attributes I love about my culture, in this first post. LastContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month 2021”