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.

Women-powered Studio Empowers and Trains Next Generation of Martial Artists

Diandra Thompson and Liza Fernandez started off as childhood friends and then co-owners and Kenpo instructors of FTK Martial Arts Studio in San Francisco, California.

Kirtan with Kamini: A Spiritual and Meditative Journey

For musician and teacher Kamini Natarajan, kirtan, or community singing and chanting, has always been a deeply spiritual journey. The melodic sounds from the tabla and harmonium coupled with group chanting, singing, and meditation provide a sense of euphoria and natural high, says Natarajan.  “It is a journey that is different for each one of… Continue reading Kirtan with Kamini: A Spiritual and Meditative Journey

Andrea’s Healthy Kitchen: Latina-Owned Organic Detox Juice Line

“I think we need to feel more free to ask for help or look for resources because a lot of the times Latinas don’t like to ask for help just because it’s our culture that we need to solve everything by ourselves (including myself)."

‘Shaking’ off Doubts Through Movement, Dance

“I think we are all bigger and better than who we think we are, and it’s a beautiful process to be able to help women uncover these possibilities and discover their true self,” said Thapa.