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Virgo Season

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  Every August that rolls around is always an exciting time for me. It’s not only the height of the summer time, not only my birthday month but it’s also Virgo season. And I’ll tell you one thing that’s for sure: I’ve never met a Virgo that didn’t love other Virgos. My friend always says Read More…

Frida: In Expression

One of the most recognizable aspects of Frida Kahlo that has catapulted the once unknown Mexican painter into one of the most unmistakable cultural zeitgeists has been the way in which Frida adorned herself. The traditional dresses of Tehuantepec, the ornamentation of heavy jewelry that was said to audibly cling & clang when she entered Read More…

Frida: In Influence

Taking a look at Fridamania, the social media and millenial obsession with Frida Kahlo – I am torn in two. On the one hand, I am thrilled that a brown woman who was a champion for her culture, working in the early part of the twentieth century and fearless in her identity has the visibility Read More…

Frida: In Magic

As we dig deeper into the inner workings of Frida Kahlo’s mind and life – I can’t help but wonder about the underpinnings of her work that speak to Frida as a spiritualist. While coming out of the shadow of being “Diego Rivera’s Wife” and into the path of Frida as artist – the surrealist Read More…

Bad-Ass Boots That Make You Feel Something

From 18-23 years old, I spent my everyday in a stacked heel – a minimum of four inches at all times – no matter the occasion. I loved the height, the drama. I loved how my body looked and felt with the lift under my feet. But my god, was I tired of trucking my Read More…

Shine Bright, Baby

You, yes you, little darling are a star. In fact, we all are. We are all here to listen to our calling and reach for the cosmos. Yet, it is all too common when our self-confidence (or lack thereof) can get in the way of that. Well, at least that was the case for me, Read More…

The Vintage of Virgo

Today is the beginning of Virgo season, that glorious time in the astrological calendar where those meticulous, loyal, earth signs celebrate their birthdays. As a Virgo, I’ve boasted over how wonderful all my Virgo friends are. But this year, I wanted to get to know more about the Virgo virgin. She is most often seen Read More…

Palomino Island

When my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip to Puerto Rico, we knew that we wanted to see more of the island than we have in the past. So we decided on staying in the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo for a night or two – especially because of the Coqui Water Park Read More…