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”

Sueñito

By: Gabriela Yareliz Keep the sueñito (little dream) alive. There has been a lot of backlash regarding In The Heights, with people mad at Lin-Manuel Miranda for the alleged “colorism” in the film, as many afro-latinos didn’t feel represented by the film. On the contrary, I want to point out that here we had aContinue reading “Sueñito”

Filling the Gap

By: Gabriela Yareliz I read something that I loved (and struck a chord with me) in Prayer in the Night, by Tish Harrison Warren. It was this idea that sometimes, we carry such deep burdens. There are times in life when we are drained to the core and can barely look up. Warren makes theContinue reading “Filling the Gap”

2020 People

By: Gabriela Yareliz The other night, I was at the window searching for that Christmas star situation. Hand gripping the window sill that was probably painted over for the hundredth time in 1992, twisting my neck to see if I could catch a glimpse of anything behind the thick ceiling of gray clouds that reflectContinue reading “2020 People”

The Convenience of Religion

By: Gabriela Yareliz I grew up in the churches where you could find half the church in a hospital room holding a prayer vigil, as someone held the sick person’s hand, while praying. It didn’t matter who walked by. The prayer was loud. Hell, we prayed for the nurses, doctors and whomever was sharing theContinue reading “The Convenience of Religion”

Community

By: Gabriela Yareliz I was walking in downtown Brooklyn, and a young black man was propelling his skateboard forward, at full speed, on the street. He was going at least three times faster than the cars around him. I had never seen anything like it, and the sound was roaring. He zoomed past me andContinue reading “Community”

I AM THE “ME” IN ENDOMETRIOSIS

By: Gabriela Yareliz Hello beautiful friends! This post is about a campaign close to my heart: Get in the Know about ME in EndoMEtriosis. I had been learning a lot about this disease after I heard Julianne Hough was diagnosed with it, and then, my interest grew after I myself was diagnosed with it. It’sContinue reading “I AM THE “ME” IN ENDOMETRIOSIS”

Women’s Month: Berta Cáceres

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we mourn the assassination of a great indigenous rights and environmental rights champion and activist, Berta Cáceres. She is known for her tireless work to bring awareness to important issues. She was co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations in Honduras and the 2015 winner of the GoldmanContinue reading “Women’s Month: Berta Cáceres”

Recipe to have a life

By: Gabriela Yareliz My motto: Law school (or any school or work for that matter) is a part of my life, it is not my life. I think how you live your life depends on how you think of your life and what you want for yourself. It’s a conscious decision. If you don’t makeContinue reading “Recipe to have a life”

This Week’s Picks: September 1, 2013

By: Gabriela Yareliz I have met some really beautiful people, lately. Absolutely beautiful souls. Life is beautiful! 😉 Fall approaches…I am in a more fashion forward mood. Friends are getting married and engaged, so I put together some fab wedding looks I’ve noticed throughout the summer (Fabulous to me, of course. You may think theyContinue reading “This Week’s Picks: September 1, 2013”