“Every scar tells a story,” says Jennifer Jones, founder of Beauty Marks for Girls, a nonprofit that provides mentorship, leadership skills, and a creative outlet for young girls whose mothers have been incarcerated.
Artist Réna King immigrated from Barbados to the United States when she was four years old. Throughout her early childhood and teen years, she always struggled with her identity as a black woman in a country where she felt her roots were not heavily tied to.
During a typical music performance, Jessica Brizuela can switch from playing classical Bach-Grandjany Sarabande on the harp to rapping and doing a cover of “Finesse” by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B.
Michelle Mehta had been working in the corporate world for many years, feeling unfulfilled. She knew there was a missing puzzle piece in her life.
As a child, Wendy Gonzalez would always try to save as much money as she could. She quickly grasped the idea and importance of saving money after witnessing her single mother struggle to pay the bills. Wendy came to realize that she would have to save every penny to secure her future and give back to her parents who had sacrificed so much.
A few years ago, Kiara Manley found out that her daughter, Naomi, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP).
The Asian Breastfeeding Task Force of Los Angeles, a group of advocates committed to normalizing breastfeeding in Asian American communities, is launching its first photo project in honor of National Breastfeeding Month in August.
On the Infinite Well podcast, Kate and Natalie cover topics like burnout, feeling broken, or “comparisonitis"---feeling less than when we compare ourselves to others.
At 29, I didn’t think I’d still have my mom cut my hair, but then again, I didn’t think I’d be back living in the same childhood home where we used to rewind VHS video or wait for someone to get off the landline so we could use the internet.
With only five books on a shelf in an empty storefront and a heart full of literary and community empowerment dreams, Chawa Magaña launched Palabras Bookstore.