What It’s Like To Suddenly Grow Up Being The Only Latina

How being uprooted from my culture has made me a better person. I am originally from Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of a childhood spent bouncing back and forth from home to Manhattan for school and family parties, I was constantly seeing other Hispanics, minorities or people of color in my day-to-day life. The … Continue Reading

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When Quitting is the Best Thing You Can Do

When you hear someone use the word quit in a sentence, the first thing you most likely think of is giving up. We all do it. In fact, the word quit is usually associated with such a negative connotation in today’s society that we feel an inherent and debilitating shame for admitting that we did … Continue Reading

To the Girl Who’s Struggling to Accept Change

Dear Friend- Accepting and confronting life’s many changes is tremendously difficult, and you aren’t alone. We all experience the fear and longing. We all struggle to let go of the people and places we care about deeply. Everyone has a story. This is my mine. It’s the lessons I have learned – through various instances of … Continue Reading

How I Learned to Move on From My Dream College

If you had asked me where I wanted to go to college when I was a senior in high school, I’d have told you my top choice was UConn. It was the dream college to me. I would have said I was born to be a Husky and Connecticut was where I belonged. It was … Continue Reading

8 Fabulous Sets of Accessories for Every Occasion

We love accessories and trinkets. If ensembles and outfits were stories, accessories would be the adjectives, adding just enough spice and splendor to perfectly pull together your creative expression of fashion. That’s why we put together a few sets of essentials equipped with everything from sexy heels to chap stick, because you’ll need accessories for … Continue Reading

When It’s Time to Let Go of Friendships

Letting go of friendships is incredibly difficult…at least it is for me. I don’t like to give up on my relationships. I want to fix everything. This has caused me immense stress and heartbreak over the years, and I know I’m not alone. But guess what? IT’S OKAY TO LET GO. It really is. I’m … Continue Reading

An Open Letter to the Child I’ll Adopt One Day

Hello Beautiful Soul, Since I was fourteen, being a mother was one of my biggest dreams. It will probably be one of my biggest challenges too. I’ve learned that we cannot predict any of this. Before you even arrive in this world, you will have taught my heart, body, and spirit more than you can … Continue Reading

8 Reasons Fall is Our Favorite Season

Why exactly do we love Fall? Everyone loves the summer with its sunny days, lazy hours spent by the pool reading books and sipping on margaritas not having a care in the world. People love the winter with warm blankets, fireplaces and roasted marshmallows, presents from Christmas and time spent with the family. So why … Continue Reading

Why Hatred Has Fueled This Election and We’re All To Blame

“What will you be voting today Miss Lexi?” “Republican,” a ten-year-old me said with a proud smile, “Just like my mom and dad.” I was so thrilled to hand in my fake ballad that I remember not being able to sleep the night before. I was too excited. We had just learned a lot about … Continue Reading

5 Things People With Anxiety Need to Hear

I am no stranger to anxiety. I have had thoughts so crippling and debilitating that I would cry until I felt physically sick. I have had panic attacks so severe that I would have to pull over and wait ten minutes until I could resume normal breathing and for the color to return to my … Continue Reading