When a Dream Calls

As I continue on my entrepreneurship journey, I realize more and more the importance of having a clear dream or goal. It is the roadmap, a way back AND forward, to yourself. Read More

5 Steps to Re-Kindling Your Purpose

In this article, I provide insight into the five key steps that helped me rekindle my purpose and pinpoint my destination. I hope it helps you find a way back to yourself and leads you to where you want to go. Read More

Job, Interrupted

It was the email that broke the employee’s back. The last one I would put up with. I took a deep breath, pushed myself away from my computer, and choked back tears. They were still welling in my eyes as I turned away to face the wall of my cubicle. I didn’t want my co-workers… Read More

Love in the time of Tinder: How Can We Stop Dating Like Robots and Start Making Real Connections?

When was the last time you went on a date with someone you met in person? Dating applications like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge have helped us meet people, but are they helping us make real connections? Read More

Alabama and Georgia Just Sentenced Women to Death With Regressive Abortion Bills

I’d like to think that my purpose as a woman goes far beyond being an incubator. I wholeheartedly believe that motherhood is a beautiful and selfless act for those who choose to have children and become mothers. However, ripping women of their bodily autonomy and right to choose when and if they want to become… Read More

Chapter 2: Nenita

Capitulo 2: Nenita (Spanish Version) America Emilia Varela arrived at her mother’s home in Alturas de Belen with three young children and a shattered heart. The young woman that served as a second mother to her siblings and an ally to her mother now needed her family’s support more than ever before. A few weeks… Read More

Chapter 1: Abuela María

Ninety-seven years ago, on the largest island of the Antilles, Maria Rodriguez Pombo married Jacob Varela. At 16 years old, Maria had returned from Spain to her native Cuba to finalize the marriage her parents had arranged for her with a man they know from Coruña. Read More

Capítulo 1: La Abuela María

Hace 97 años, en la isla mas grande de las Antillas, María Rodríguez Pombo fue casada con Jacobo Varela. María, con tan solo 16 años, había regresado de España a su nativa Cuba para concretar el matrimonio que sus padres arreglaron para ella con un conocido de ellos de la Coruña. Read More