The Power of the F.I.E.R.C.E Woman Brunch unites F.I.E.R.C.E Women Everywhere

This past Sunday, April 13, 2014 I held the first Power of the F.I.E.R.C.E Woman Brunch at Katarina’s Bar & Grill in Kew Gardens. From the moment I woke up that morning I knew that the day would be full of beautiful moments and energy. Mother nature, in all her F.I.E.R.C.E-ness cooperated. The weather was perfect. The sun was radiating, a reminder that when we … Continue reading The Power of the F.I.E.R.C.E Woman Brunch unites F.I.E.R.C.E Women Everywhere

Letters To My Daughter Is An International Latino Book Awards Finalist

In January of this year I self published my second book, through my own publishing house, CreativeInk Publishing. When I wrote Letters to My Daughter I knew that it was going to be a book worth recognizing because I put my heart into writing that book. As a virtually new mother (my daughter is 19 months old), I wanted to leave her legacy that she … Continue reading Letters To My Daughter Is An International Latino Book Awards Finalist

(Thank You) Capicu Presents: The People’s Open Mic & the Letters to My Daughter Pre-Release

It was the Fall/Winter of 2010 when I first walked into what was then known as Notice Lounge in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My friend Maria “Mescribidora” Rodriguez invited me to attend an open mic and as a writer her invitation piqued my interest. I stepped into the venue not really knowing what to expect and definitely not prepared to sign up for the open mic. I sat … Continue reading (Thank You) Capicu Presents: The People’s Open Mic & the Letters to My Daughter Pre-Release

Official Welcome To Heartbreak Book Release

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. When I was in second grade, as part of a library project, I wrote my first book How the Pig Got It’s Curly Tail. While that book never made it out of the P.S. 16 library, my hope is that this book makes it all around the world. I live by the motto “Dream BIG and if … Continue reading Official Welcome To Heartbreak Book Release

Remembering a Brother

When I was 16 I lost one of the closest people in my life. At the age of 15 my cousin was murdered at point blank range when an altercation with another kid escalated out of control. Today he would have celebrated his 33rd birthday and I can’t help but wonder if his murderer, only a child at the time as well, ever thinks about the life that he took. I wonder if he is remorseful. I wonder if he ever thinks about the little girl who had to grow up without her father. I wonder if he ever asks himself “Was it really worth it?” Continue reading Remembering a Brother

A letter to my sister…

Sisters. They’re bratty, clingy, nosey, and sometimes just plain old evil. They look up to you, imitate you, tease you, support you, help you, and console you when your first love dumps you. They’re catty, selfish, and spiteful but for all the things they are the most important of them is that no matter how bad things seem they will always love you. The bond … Continue reading A letter to my sister…