Posts Tagged ‘Women’

It’s Time for Us to Lead

It’s Time for Us to Lead

By Carmen De La Rosa (@CnDelarosa) I have long been inspired by the voices, ideas and energy of my peers in making change. Here Uptown, young people are driving conversations about gentrification, community preservation and pushing back against the powerful forces looking to move in. We are instead interested in grassroots energy, aimed at empowering […]


Sisterhood of the Skateboard | NY Times

Sisterhood of the Skateboard | NY Times

By NOAH REMNICK Early one evening in June, River Avenue Skate Park in the Bronx was reverberating with its usual medley of screeching from the elevated No. 4 train and scattered applause from Yankee Stadium, when a young boy shouted, “Brujas coming, yo!” And with that, in rolled some of the park’s most steadfast devotees, […]


A Broad Brush | Manhattan Times

A Broad Brush | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Erik Cuello They were struck by the strokes. A new mural at the George Washington Educational Complex is the handiwork of seven student artists intent on expressing the challenges specific to young women of color. The group of seven hails from the George Washington Educational Campus. The mural was produced in collaboration with […]


3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

3/15/14: The 27th Annual Women of Power Conference

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in honoring and examining the experiences of a wide range of established women in the cultural arts, politics, and public service work this Saturday, March 15th, from 10AM to 7 PM at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center in East Harlem, located at 1680 Lexington Avenue, […]


Uptown Today: Speak Up @ Ganesha Outdoor Room

Uptown Today: Speak Up @ Ganesha Outdoor Room

This is a powerful event folks. Women from all walks of life and professions will gather to inspire, empower and enlighten. Our wellness contributor and breast cancer surivivor, Eileen Z. Fuentes, is one of the guest speakers. Along side Beck Hickey, Dominican Pie, Qiana and Steph La Callejera. Did we mention that powerhouse Tess will […]


Drop That Wishbone & Get a Backbone

Drop That Wishbone & Get a Backbone

BY Larissa Vasquez (@lariluv) My mom always tells me not to fall in love by myself. “La peor cosa del mundo es enamorarse sola (The worst thing in the world is to fall in love by yourself)”. She would repeat this time and time again while I was in college. The first time, when I […]


The Female Paradox

BY Larissa Vasquez (@lariluv) My father thought I’d be pregnant by the time I reached my fifteenth birthday. I know this because my mother repeated the last words he told her before they separated over and over during my adolescence. It was easy for him to say that. After all, he moved back to the […]


The Language Barrier

The Language Barrier

BY Larissa Vasquez (@lariluv) The night before I moved to New York City from the Dominican Republic I was on an emotional roller coaster. Well, as much as one could be between the ages of 5 and 10. Basically, I was trying to juggle feeling excited about being on a plane for the first time […]


To Cook or Not To Cook

To Cook or Not To Cook

BY Larissa Vasquez (@lariluv) These are a few things I’m not very proud of, some really shameful things that I should probably keep to myself and not shout on the highest peak of the Internet Mountain. The key word being ‘probably’ since I’m about to take a deep breath and reveal a couple of those. […]


It’s That Time of Year Again….

It's That Time of Year Again....

BY Larissa Vasquez (@lariluv) This is my favorite time of year and not for the reason many love it. To be honest, trying to find the perfect gift for coworkers I hardly know in a Secret Santa, sisters who say things like “ I’ll take a cheap purse, but make sure it looks expensive,” and […]


Females: The Crazier Sex?

Females: The Crazier Sex?

BY Larissa Vasquez(@lariluv) It’s a universally known fact that women are crazy. That is, if you believe most of my male friends and Google. The moment I start to type “men think women are,“ Google finishes up with a suggestion- – ‘crazy’. I can’t say I’m surprised. Nearly every female I know has had a […]

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