“I feel so close to you right now, it’s a force field
I wear my heart up on my sleeve like a big deal
Your love pours down on me surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now!”
The above lyrics are by Calvin Harris from his song, “Feel So Close” and they speak for themselves. If you told me my blog, my voice, would one day be the vehicle to transport me to so many great things including The White House, I would’ve probably laughed. The blog where I let all my guards down, the place I open up to you in hopes that I could inspire you despite my struggles and to also share useful information for my community carried me there.
This two-day, mini MBA, was created by LATISM in partnership with LBC (my force fields) to gather some of the top Latina voices in the blogosphere and help them reach their maximum level by connecting them to top executives in a first-ever leadership program. This retreat ignited me! It made me dig deeper into myself so that I can give you the best of me and so that I may lift the causes I’m most passionate about – healthy living, families and education. For me, it’ about making the most use of the time we spend on ourselves and our families and just learning how to appreciate every second we have on this planet.
A testament to my passion for encouraging Latinas to continue their education is right in my own family. Mi sobrina Tyne*, was accepted to a four year college out of state the very day I received the email from Latism. I am extremely proud of her and will promise to always uplift her and support her in her academic endeavors. Our children are our future so we have to prepare them as best we can.
The emotions were on an up and up this past week and I want to keep the momentum going.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for being such wonderful readers.
Below are some links to the topics that were discussed at The White House.
- College Affordability: http://wh.gov/double
- Education Civil Rights: Know your Rights (English) | Recursos de la Oficina Para Derechos Civiles (en Español)
- Health Care: Healthcare.gov (English) | Cuidadodesalud.gov (en Español)
- Nutrition: www.myplate.gov (English) | Mi Plato (en Español)
- Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: President’s Blueprint on Immigration Reform (English) | (en Español)
- The Hamilton Project Speech by Cecilia Muñoz: watch video here | text of remarks (English) | text of remarks (en Español)
Check out the recaps and features which include THE White House website! My very own photos and tweets can be found on there. Check it out, click on the images for their full story!
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*Tyne – To keep my sobrinita’s privacy I did not use her real name.
Check out the recaps and features which include THE White House website! My very own photos and tweets can be found on there. Check it out! I’m so proud.