Open Roses

By: Gabriela Yareliz Life is continual growth. Life is like a rose. Suddenly, some insecurities begin to fade; things we weren’t sure we liked about ourselves, about others; imperfections that needed to be dealt with and not just ignored; the path we are walking without a clear view of the future… And as we continue toContinue reading “Open Roses”

Monica Perfetta

Come si sente da single? <<Molto bene: sono straordinariamente connessa con me stessa. E mi piace anche dare questo messaggio alle mie figlie, per il loro futuro: non è obbligatorio avere un marito o un compagno. La solitudine non deve farci paura.>>  

Le Persone Belle

“Le persone belle sono rare, non si distinguono dal viso ma dall’anima.” “Beautiful people are rare, [they are] not known by face but by the soul.” “Un giorno realizzerai che c’e una ragione per ogni persona che hai incontrato. Qualcuno ti mettera alla prova, qualcun altro ti usera e qualcun altro ti insegnera qualcosa eContinue reading “Le Persone Belle”


By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I woke up and stared out of my window. The day was gray with a dark green hue. Rain was falling steady. I was still in my apartment glancing at the neighboring building’s fire escapes, which were shiny, black and wet, avoiding the thought of walking to church. The rain did notContinue reading “Soaked”

A View From Wherever You Are

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, I walked out of my building feeling a light 68-degree breeze. Marvelous. It was one of those wind-blowing-through-your-hair days. Restaurants had the outdoor seating ready for sunshine and bonheur. On my stroll, I saw a woman tangled and fighting with her Dalmatian and Yorkie’s leashes; two male servers in an emptyContinue reading “A View From Wherever You Are”

Españolas Favoritas

1] Penelope Cruz: la actriz “crossover”; la “icon” mas famosa de España. 2] Clara Lago: la actriz y cantante que nos robo el corazon cuando interpreto el personaje Gin en Tengo Ganas de Ti. 3] Blanca Suarez: la actriz y “icon” de moda y belleza. La mejor actriz de su generacion en su pais. 4]Continue reading “Españolas Favoritas”

Causing Commotion

By: Gabriela Yareliz Some things are simply iconic in our minds. This scene from Malena is an iconic scene that I absolutely adore. This reminds me of what it’s like to walk through New York, sometimes. Oh to be like Malena! A showstopper; Causing Commotion; Making them talk; Making them watch. “Show’s over! She’s gone now!”

Celebrating Women: Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

By: Gabriela Yareliz From her biography information from the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Joy Ngozi Ezeilo is a lawyer, feminist and scholar/activist. She earned a post graduate degree in law (LLM) from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. She is a SeniorContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo”

Celebrating Women: Ana de la Reguera

By: Gabriela Yareliz This month, March, is Women’s History Month. I have begun featuring women and their accomplishments. Women who make us feel empowered, women who are redefining beauty, and women who strive to make the world a better place. Today: Ana de la Reguera– Actress and president of VeracruzANA A.C., which was born toContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Ana de la Reguera”

Teaching girls they can be themselves

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am absolutely adoring the faces emerging in the media: Becky G A new Latina rap artist. Where was she when I was growing up, when we were all praying 17 prayers a day for God to close the gap in our front teeth? Mindy Kaling Writer and actress. She is beautiful,Continue reading “Teaching girls they can be themselves”