My Goggles

By: Gabriela Yareliz Tonight, I was transported back to the early 2000s. (I watched How to Deal). I know I take you back there a lot, and I think it’s because there was a purity to how unique we were then. We had to be, in a world with no social media or influencers. WeContinue reading “My Goggles”

The Beyoncé Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our Beyoncé series is up. I am putting the songs we looked at in each post here for easy access and tabs. “Crazy In Love“: Dangerously In Love (looking at Beyoncé’s debut album, Jay-Z’s presence since the beginning, and infatuation). “Irreplaceable“: You Must Not Know ‘Bout Me (looking at Beyoncé’s brand of feminism,Continue reading “The Beyoncé Series”

Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman (Puerto Rican!) to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sotomayor came from humble beginnings in the Bronx, and she honored the sacrifices made by her hard-working mother by taking and making every opportunity thatContinue reading “Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice”

Jorge Ramos: Our Walter Cronkite

By: Gabriela Yareliz Our first Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Jorge Ramos. He is journalism ROYALTY. The Mexican journalist became famous and interviewed some of the world’s top leaders while on Univision’s evening news (which I grew up watching). He continues to be a part of important conversations with important people. He has also beenContinue reading “Jorge Ramos: Our Walter Cronkite”

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

By: Gabriela Yareliz It feels like autumn. It’s like 2020 said it was ready and someone flipped the switch. The temperatures have dropped to crisp cool lows. If only someone could flip a switch and make the neighbor above me shut up. It’s like he thinks he is competing in American Idol every minute ofContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month 2020”

Happy Birthday, America

By: Gabriela Yareliz Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. [Constitution of the United States of America,Continue reading “Happy Birthday, America”

Several Observations

By: Gabriela Yareliz These past few days have been refreshing. I have been mounting pieces of furniture that will help add chic storage to my sunny studio. I look forward to no longer seeing the things I will store inside these pieces and to having a more put-together look, in my humble home. I amContinue reading “Several Observations”

Monday Inspiration: January 18, 2016

[Image from Pinterest] By: Gabriela Yareliz Feliz just broke the news to me… High School Musical 10-year reunion!! This is gold for those of us who were in high school with the Wildcats. It’s the trilogy that helped people pronounce my name (the lead character is Gabriella Montez, played by Vanessa Hudgens). It’s the trilogyContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: January 18, 2016”

#ThatShahLife

By: Gabriela Yareliz If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be curious. I like learning and trying new things (even when I immediately regret it afterward). Being adventurous can be great, and it can also backfire. Believe me. But at least, this means I have an anthology of great stories forContinue reading “#ThatShahLife”