Palabras Bookstore: Promoting Cultural Representation and Diversity

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.

Shannon Ullman runs Miss Marijuana, a lifestyle site that aims to publish content that empowers women to share their experiences with cannabis for health and wellness purposes.

Biking in the SGV with Amy Wong: Through the Lens of an Environmental Justice Advocate

As a child, Amy Wong spent a great deal of time in nature. Many of her earliest childhood memories involved playing in the backyard with her grandmother and watching her plant a variety of Asian plants and fruits like jujubes.

‘White Coats to Black Notes’: The Musical Doc on Breaking Barriers and Finding Yourself

Before becoming The Musical Doc, there was a time when Varshini Muralikrishnan felt like she was living her life on autopilot.

‘Grief Comes in Waves’: A Daughter’s Story of a Mother’s Eternal Love

Andrea Barberio will always be her mother’s daughter. Every day that passes by is a reminder of the strength and resilience of her mom, a woman who made sure everyone lived every day like it were their last.