Earlier this year, Xochitl Vasquez turned to jewelry-making when she was struggling to adjust to the “new normal.”
When she was a teen, Asha Dahya remembers collecting magazine articles about ordinary, everyday women who were doing incredible things like fighting human trafficking, raising awareness about sexual assault, and making a difference in their local communities.
For many years, Aastha Maadan Farr would often peruse bookstores and spend hours in the planning, stationery and organization aisle back when Borders existed.
Ever since she was a child, Beatriz Garcia has always felt drawn to helping people. “I was that kid who would sign up to volunteer and help teachers. It was my way to connect with others since I was really shy. I’ve always been interested in understanding people, talking to people, and learning from them,”… Continue reading Beatriz Garcia on Speaking ‘Your Truth At Work’ and Addressing Injustices
After losing her first husband to cancer at age 26 and then going through a divorce at age 32, Dr. Erika Austin was devastated.
“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.