On braiding intentions and letting go of the ego

It has been five years of braiding intentions almost on a daily basis and now in the spirit of another birthday that just flew away I want to share with you something very personal, that I know we all struggle with, because I know that the more specific the story is, the more universal it [...]

Miami Swim Week 2019 (or how I discovered I’ve turned into a Conversationalist)

Inclusion, sustainability, and beautiful productions were some of the components of this year's Swim Week. It truly is a special week for Miami.  I'm usually traveling during this time of year, but this time I chose to stay here. In time, specific events like this one, become references to remember what life felt like before. [...]

Journey through the USA: Charleston and Savannah

It's easy to get lost in the bling-bling that the United States portrays, because of the shopping experiences, branding, the shows... and yet, there is so much history to be explored. I spent a couple of days in South Carolina and Georgia. To my surprise, both Savannah and Charleston proved to be extremely charming towns, filled [...]

On intuition / Intuición

Not enough has been said about intuition: we are taught to not pay attention to it when we are little and our parents tell us to smile, or even love someone even when something inside us says we shouldn’t: ‘You need to be polite. She’s nice’, they say carelessly, and of course what else can [...]

Florence and The Machine and why it matters today

People used to be able to unite under one voice: the world would tune in, and the masses would sing together led by the music and life philosophy of the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Prince, the Rolling Stones or Madonna.But somewhere along the way, things evolved: technology gave access to more and more voices. It demystified [...]

The Invisible Thread: Canvas by Onda de Mar

The thing about mirrors is how they trick us into believing we are something that we are not: adjectives; adverbs; al those voices come to mind. I’m not at all what you see; I’m (like you) just a soul trapped inside a body going through the human experience. And yet, the story this mirror tells, [...]

On transitions and creating a statement

There are two kinds of transitions: some simply ‘happen’, (for example you meet someone who eventually becomes a turning point in your life), and others are marked on a calendar, like births and weddings.   This  is a moment of transition for me on every level. After 33 years and an awful lot of experimentation, [...]

Our digital selves

This video is a cathartic experiment that explores the narcissistic relationship we've developed with our phones, in the hope that by being aware of it, we figure out a way to make things better, or at least produce content that brings out the best in people.

To all the versions of myself, with love

Somewhere not too far away from here, there’s another version of me. Actually there’s more than one. We co-exists in parallel universes, and we meet for brief moments, lost in thoughts, as we look at each other in the mirror wondering what life would look like from each other’s perspective. First there’s Maya. She came [...]

On Fear of Success

Picture by Omar Charcousse

Ideas. Projects. Dreams. We all have them, but we seldom pursue them to their fullest extent. Blame it on time. Blame it on money. Blame it on someone else. The real blame will only be on you. Perhaps you are afraid of success, like I was. This is my story.

The parallel universes we inhabit

It’s easy to say that it’s the journey that counts, not the destination, and it's true, but how often do we forget the other crucial element: the place where the journey begins: the contrast between being born in one place versus another, in one skin, one culture, one language, one color and the impact that [...]

Art Basel 2018 : The power of silent Conversations

On silent conversations: Journey of a braid Art Basel 2018

Art. Artist. Creation. Creativity. Such imposing words. So intimidating. So distant. And yet, we can all appreciate art as beauty, as a question. As an emotion. But what is it that we love so much about art? . Is it perhaps the beauty of it all? Is it that it materializes the value of an emotion. Or is it simply knowing that behind every piece there’s silence. So much silence in a world where noise is a constant. We’re starving for silence and that’s exactly what it seems that artists have. The opportunity to listen to their minds. Opportunities to create. Space. Solitude. Yes. we might just be buying the materialization of the greatest commodity of our time. Silence.

Journey through Washington DC

Washington DC is one of those places whose name you learn by heart since you are a kid, no matter where you were born. The impact that every decision taken here has, is beyond compare. It's full of grandiose monuments. They all stand for beautiful ideals, and were built by people who believed in them. [...]

The Future: What if we were brave enough to care?

What’s happening to the world?  Where are we headed? I had never felt so concerned in regards to the current state of the planet, specially when it comes to politics: I don't understand how this became such a complicated world all of a sudden. Perhaps it has always been this way, but I'm older and more [...]

Journey of a braid: Canvas

Dear you, If you are reading this, our journeys have finally collided. I am grateful for this. This is a magic canvas: it has given me courage through the last four years of my journey. Now, I want to share its magic with you. So, what is the headpiece about? This canvas has allowed me [...]