Once upon a piñata/ Había una vez una piñata

Oh piñatas, Lovely and colorful objects of desire that make children and adults so very happy. Carton, paper, glitter and metallic hues. Cathartical works of art that allow us, since early childhood, to work towards a common objective. Joy, friendship and laughter, that eventually give way to our darkest thoughts: violence, followed by ambition and […]

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Black Canvas: Once upon a Braid

You can only understand your journey from the perspective of your future self. When you’re living in the present there’s way too much noise.

I don’t remember where this journey began; all I know is I found myself one day trapped inside this body, trying to make sense of the world around me.

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Made in Miami: Ariel Swedroe on building her own brand by age 12

I remember the first time a wore a pair of patent leather shoes mixed with ruffled socks. That might have been the first time I realized the power of fashion, and how beautiful things could make me occasionally happy. For Ariel, the now 15 year old woman behind Swedroe by Ariel, fashion became her biggest […]

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Made in Miami: A conversation with Clara Lago from Pitusa

Right out of university, Clara Pablo thought that the best way of finding a job, was creating one. She knew what she wanted, and went for it. Pitusa is one of the most beloved brands in Miami, because of its flow textiles, and comfortable designs  that fit all women, regardless of shape or size, and […]

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Made in Miami: Conversation with Rachael Russell-Saiger from Style Saves

Remember your first day of school? Every year while growing up, we faced the awkwardness of being around others at school, trying to be liked. It’s not easy for anyone, but for children with limited resources and for their families,  it’s extremely challenging. Meet Rachel Russell-Saiger, an amazing woman who garners the power of the […]

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How to Plant the Future: A conversation with Paloma Teppa

In this interview, which is part of my ‘Made in Miami’ series for a journalistic project with Go Daddy,  she shares her mission in life, and the reason why we should all move a little bit closer to plants and create a universe of our own. You are going to love it.

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Made in Miami: A female co-working space and feminist brand by Sarah Akiba

Entrepreneurship takes courage. A lot of it. I got to work on a project with GoDaddy where we focused on entrepreneurs and small business owners in Miami . During the interview we were able to highlight their entrepreneurial journey and how they made their own way pursuing something they love. I wanted to take that a step further and showcase more about these beautiful people in Miami and what they bring to the community.

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