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Musings

Why I’m Hating on #BlackGirlMagic + #Formation

February 6, 2016 • By

For many years, (most of my life really) I have always felt I was a black girl born to Hispanic parents. My mentors are black, my best friends are black (or think they black), my boyfriends are usually black, but what about my roots? I have come to terms with the fact that Latinas aren’t united in the same way that black women are, and for that reason alone, I’m jealous. I’m jealous of that sisterhood that could be, but doesn’t exist for Latinas.  Beyonce just dropped a very culturally relevant song and music video and this happens.

 

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Evergreen

3 Honest Lessons So You Don’t Suck As a Mentor

January 13, 2016 • By

Originally published on Her Agenda

I have always wanted a little sister, someone I could blindly love, trust, and support, because there are so many women who have been that older sister for me. My prayers were finally answered my senior year in college when I joined a mentoring program for women of color.

At the welcome dinner, where the mentees and mentors would meet for the first time, it was love at first sight. This vivacious young lady with a huge smile captured my attention immediately, and when she told me she wanted to major in communications I was sold. She’s it! What would bring an “urban” Latina from the South Bronx and an African southern belle from Dallas together, the world may never know. What I do know is, she taught me more than I think I will ever be able to teach her, but I am grateful to still have her in my life.

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Books for Girlbosses and Business Owners
Business, Evergreen

The Top Books To Get Your Mind Right in 2016

January 5, 2016 • By

You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. The internet is inundated with (inaccurate) information and Google is a black hole that will suck the life out of anyone. The one trusted source that (for the most part) won’t steer you wrong are good old-fashioned business and blogging books. The strategies, tools and advice that…

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Content Planning
Business, Evergreen

What I learned my best year blogging (Spoiler: better blog planning)

December 31, 2015 • By

In the marketing and startup world, we have a motto: always be testing. Testing strategies, tactics, copy, workflows – anything that you can test and improve upon you should. Your brand is no different. Wifi wealth is real y’all, and the Internet is providing opportunities like never before. Sadly, many have failed to truly embrace…

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Social Media

The Ultimate Guide to Being Better on Instagram

December 18, 2015 • By

Let me tell you something. I sold $1,200 in a weekend using Instagram and my email list. What did I do? Nothing special. I put together a sale image, bundled some products together and posted it at about 1PM on Black Friday. The sales started rolling in. I was just as surprised as you are that I was able to make this passive income with such little work. So if you think this is about to be an in-depth blog post with a whole bunch of strategies, you’re in the wrong place. I didn’t have a super complicated launch strategy or marketing plan. I had a product people wanted to buy and a relationship with my audience. What I can share with you is how I grew my audience and developed trust with them so that when I did have something to sell, they were ready to buy.

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