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Celebrating Pride!

Photos: Aurora Samperio  I write the following not to change anyone’s views or opinions, but for the simple fact that I believe in love, respect for others, tolerance, and the right to be happy no matter what your gender or sexual preference is. During Pride Month I celebrate with all those persons who decided to

All about my trip to Cuba!

No matter what part of Latin America you are from, the small island of Cuba has had a major influence in your life. For me it was Celia Cruz, the iconic singer who will forever live on in our hearts, “Azucar!” For others it is the food and the “flavah”: ropa vieja, mojitos, guaguanco, and

Women’s history month in Philly

March is Women’s History Month and March 8th is International Women’s Day. What better way to begin the month than by honoring the most important woman in my life, my mom. I do not get to see my mom as often as I would like to, but when I do I enjoy every second of

Beauty Binge Watching

This post is sponsored by 7th Heaven, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 7th Heaven is part of Montagne Jeunesse International. I believe I have mentioned in the past that I am the undisputed binge –watching queen of the Western Hemisphere. I can sit for hours non-stop and crank out episodes

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Belu Barriga

My name is Belen, and if you are from Ecuador then your aunt, your sister, your cousin, your middle name, your brother’s girlfriend and your illegitimate grandfather’s mistress twice removed is also named “Belen.” What can I say, maybe there is something in the air in that part of the world, Read more >

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