Page Eleven, Letter D

By: Gabriela Yareliz I clicked on one of the thousands of marketing emails I receive in my old law school email that I still very much use. It was Magnolia’s Holiday Collection. There was something about the layout that reminded me of the old school catalogs. Maybe, also the holiday theme. I got a weirdContinue reading “Page Eleven, Letter D”

The Strength for Some Madness

By: Gabriela Yareliz My boyfriend is very gifted and artistic— it really shines when it comes to food. He makes things that are so delicious but also knows how to present them on a plate. He can make sparkling water next-level, you know what I mean? He found this show on Netflix called Chef’s TableContinue reading “The Strength for Some Madness”

Studio Update 18

By: Gabriela Yareliz I woke up from another nightmare. This time, someone had cut my hair while I was asleep. When I woke up, my hand went straight to my freshly blow dried hair, pinned up with a Drybar alligator clip. When I felt the whole Rapunzel there, I let out a huge sigh ofContinue reading “Studio Update 18”

Story

We are a part of each other’s stories. We belong to some stories more than others, but there is nothing more powerful than when you get to write your own story. Nothing more important than the role you play in your story. Make it a good one.

Ma

By: Gabriela Yareliz Reading Ashley Graham’s memoir made it clear to me that her mom was a critical part of not only her life, but also her success. If I were to write a book on my life, I know my mom would very much be in the dead center of my story. My momContinue reading “Ma”

Stories

“Stories are necessary–as necessary as food and love. It’s how we make meaning of our lives. Stories matter; many stories matter. Stories have been used to disposes and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair thatContinue reading “Stories”

The Present

By: Gabriela Yareliz History books are filled with what’s important to us. Our victories, our battles, and everything in between. In the book, bad and good make it in. In it, we find things that hurt us; things that surprised us; things we couldn’t control; things we provoked. History books hold our story; half writtenContinue reading “The Present”

Sunday Girl: February 15, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz I like to find out what things mean. Curiosity…I should have been a cat? Kidding. It’s like the time I didn’t know what pound cake meant. It turns out that pound cake takes a pound of each ingredient (flour, butter, eggs and sugar). Apparently, the expression “Life is your oyster,” means: Oysters have aContinue reading “Sunday Girl: February 15, 2015”

Facing Loss

By: Gabriela Yareliz Some nights, I listen to Delilah on the radio. Old habits that stay a lifetime, I guess. There is something soothing about her voice and wisdom when night falls. Stories and old favorite songs float around in the darkness as slumber finally seduces the senses into stillness. I love the stories, andContinue reading “Facing Loss”