Disrespected and Wholesome

By: Gabriela Yareliz I wanted to share a random observation: There can be two women. One is worldly. She dresses perhaps less modestly, curses, sometimes behaves irresponsibly, and may throw tantrums or be more high maintenance about certain things. Then, there can be an older woman who is modest, wholesome, and kind. In this world, forContinue reading “Disrespected and Wholesome”

Conversations On Being A Woman

By: Gabriela Yareliz Lately, women who inspire me have opened up to start conversations on topics we women have shied away from, typically. I can’t say enough how empowering and interesting it has been to listen and join these conversations on PMS, endometriosis, menstruation, relationships, and health. And I mean deep conversations, not the typicalContinue reading “Conversations On Being A Woman”

Sonam Kapoor: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sonam Kapoor has always been an inspiration to me. Before Chrissy Teigen was making provocative statements and making us laugh with her wit on Twitter, there was Sonam Kapoor on Koffee with Karan. She always says what is on her mind, and I love her for it. Yesterday, I was talking toContinue reading “Sonam Kapoor: I Didn’t Wake Up Like This”

Reflections Before Bedtime #79

“It would be hung in attics, she thought; it would be destroyed. But what did that matter? she asked herself, taking up her brush again. She looked at the steps; they were empty; she looked at her canvas; it was blurred. With a sudden intensity, as if she saw it clear for a second, sheContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #79”

Reflections Before Bedtime #34

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz “I will thank You forever, because You have done it. I will wait for Your name, for it is good, in the presence of the godly.[…] I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good. For He has delivered me from every time of trouble…” Remix ofContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #34”

Reflections Before Bedtime #2

[Me, probably eight years old, being ridiculous at my abuelo’s house, wearing my grandmother’s nightgown.] By: Gabriela Yareliz Several people who were once closer to me (friends) have noted that I seem different but the same. It happens around the holidays, when people see you after a long time and when you are my ageContinue reading “Reflections Before Bedtime #2”