Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dear Donald: I AM A MEXICAN IMMIGRANT BUT I AM NOT A RAPIST, A DRUG TRAFFICKER, OR A CRIMINAL. I AM A GAME CHANGER






Dear Donald,
I am a Mexican immigrant in America, and contrary to your belief, am not a rapist, drug trafficker, or criminal. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however there is no excuse for ignorance. As of lately I have been wondering if your toupee is more ridiculous than the words coming out of your mouth. For someone who is a presidential candidate such ignorant words prove that money cannot buy common sense. Over the past year we have seen many racial injustices throughout America, the root of them all being ignorance, someone has to put an end to this. From personal experience coming to America at the age of seven, I experienced racism, profiling, and other social injustices. My family and I were often treated as though we were rapists, drug traffickers and criminals, simply for being Latino in America. None of this was the the case, we were simply a family in search of the American dream, a dream that becomes a nightmare when there are bigots like you. The Road to success for many Mexican immigrants becomes infinitely harder when the bigotry you exemplify is implanted in the minds of other Americans. I won't deny that there are within the Mexican race rapists, drug traffickers, and criminals, but isn't that the case for every race including white Americans?  On the flip side there are also hard working, intelligent, innovative, game changing Mexicans that come into this country in hope of fulfilling their potential, only to be met with discrimination and injustice.  I see my people working hard everyday, I hear the stories of those around me who work endless hours in the kitchens of restaurants, cleaning hotel rooms, serving as nannies to the kids of the wealthy, being denied the opportunity of furthering their education because of their legal status and being forced to live below their potential.  This saddens me because I know how hard I have had to work to have a fair shot at fulfilling my own potential.  I have seen dreams trumped because friends of mine didn't have the resources to get a college education or the legal status to apply for scholarships, grants, or financial aid.  Still, after many are forced to live in the shadows and work labor jobs that sustain the American economy we have to deal with insults from people such as yourself.  My parents are those type of people, I am that type of person.  Many of my friends are those type of people. I could be angry, I could be cursing you out even though you won't ever read this, or I could be making memes of your silly toupee on social media, but none of that would bring a solution to the bigger issue in America that you prove by your words spoken while running for president.  That issue is ignorance.  Instead, I pity you.  I will not choose to be angry, I choose to continue to learn and evolve, even without a college education.  I choose to keep surrounding myself with those who help me grow and are nurturing my talents.  I choose to continue striving to expand my mind to new levels everyday so that I may influence my generation to shun ignorance and open up our hearts to all.  I choose to be an example to my people, to all the people who deal with injustice.  I choose to become my best self so I may lead the way and prove that nothing is impossible. I choose to be a game-changer. God bless you.

          Sincerely,



         A Mexican Immigrant & A Game Changer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

KICK ASS GIRL POW WOW CALIFORNIA EDITION


Sun is shining, waves are crashing, awesome people, and better vibes. What more could you want on a Saturday morning? This weekend we are having our Kick Ass Girl Pow Wow on Venice Beach right by the Boardwalk, where we have the opportunity to meet up with some real Kick Ass Girls. These girls truly embody the entrepreneurial spirit, and are showing us just how good we can be. First we did it in Atlanta, now we are bringing the Kick Ass Girl Pow Wow to LA. I'm so excited to see who shows up and to enjoy the beautiful day! Come out and enjoy it with me!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ROCK N ROLLING GO EXPERIENCE!!




Saturday was hot as F**k here in Hotlanta and it was freaking beautiful. Nothing better than getting some sun, a good workout, and a tan. As planned the OTR team, cool ass people, and I, met up at Skate Escape in Midtown to get rocking and rolling through the belt line. Our essentials this time around were Go Energy drinks and our Go Pro camera to document the experience. I had a super blast vibing out with fellow creative entrepreneurs such as my pal Justin from Hero The Band, Anastasia of Greigemarket.com, Nick from Buckhead Thread Designs, Convertible Bert, Kellye B, and other super awesome shakers.  Stay tuned for more Rock N Rolling Events near you!! Because the only way to live life is going forward and shaking up the atmosphere!! Hit play to check out the rolling experience!!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

IN MY CRATEBOX: ROB MILTON-BAD HABIT


At first listen of Rob Milton’s single “Bad Habit,” one hears a variety of peculiar sounds, most remarkably the warped guitars, and his passionate voice telling the story of his love. Once one takes in the lyrics of the song it becomes evident that the “Bad Habit” isn’t coming in the form of some addictive drug, rather his lover. From his sensational voice we hear a compelling story about how he can’t get enough love, and how he feels their coursing through his veins. With references to him itching to get his loving, and not being able to stay away, it is safe to draw a comparison between addiction and his love for his lover. Overall with its unique lyrics, distinct guitar use, and uncommon use of synthesizers, this composition  shows the potential which lies within Milton’s June 19th album “Rebirth.”
Make sure you head on over and take a listen for yourself!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

ALL WHEELS EVENT: "ROCK N' ROLLING" THROUGH THE ATLANTA BELT LINE

The sun is shining. Life is awesome, and we've got to get out and live it up!! 
Calling all awesome people in Atlanta.  June 13th meet us at Great Escape in midtown for a riding experience.  This is an all wheels event.  Bring your own wheels, whether you're skate boarding, roller skating, cycling, wheel chairing, unicycling, or whatever.  Come out and vibe with cool people while we ride through the Atlanta belt line for an hour and wrap up with some refreshments courtesy of our friends at Go Energy. RSVP here and get active with us-------> https://eventbrite.com/event/17210477000/

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Monday, May 18, 2015

HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE// FAST & FIERCE PEP TALK

Hey my awesome fierce, kick ass friends.  I've been learning a lot lately.  I've been striving, thinking, and doing.  I made this Fast & Fierce Pep Talk to inspire you to keep on pushing forward into the unknown land of your visions and dreams.  The impossible is possible and it's up to us to make it happen.  Here's my advice to make your dreams come true!!!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

THE SAMOFFTHARECORD EXPERIENCE SEASON 2 EP. 4 'BLEACH IN THE WATERFALL WITH HERO THE BAND'


"Disinfect your mind and clean away your old way of thinking so that you can fill yourself with new thoughts and splatter a clean canvas with the color of your own reality!" 

Hello! Hello! Helloooooo!! It's been a while since I dropped a new episode of The Samofftharecord Experience and I sincerely apologize.  But, here I am once again with episode 4.  I call this episode "Bleach In The Waterfall" with Hero The Band.  These guys are pretty kick ass, always up to creating, innovating, and being true to their core all while inspiring the world around them.  They have been working on a new EP titled BLEACH and they gave me the sneak peek and kind of the first listen.  I was super stoked to hear their new project, every time I hear their music it pumps me up, makes me wanna dance and gets my mind in the right place, the place of thinking further and greater.  We spent a day out in the wilderness capturing visuals and exploring God's green earth.  The experience of course was nothing less than super exciting and adrenaline rushing. Yep, my kind of living.  They shared news about their upcoming EP which is coming in May 2015!

"Most people consider us a rock band but we consider this project 'iPod' sound because it's a mixture of gospel, country, EDM, pop, rock n roll of course, R&B, and on, when someone listens to their iPod the genre of music is not limited." -Justin (bassist of Hero)

BLEACH is all about disinfecting the negativity from the mind, having a clean canvas and splattering your own reality.  Are you excited?! I am so excited for what's coming from Hero The Band and just plain excited for life! The experience above is a recap of our waterfall adventure and music from "BLEACH" so go ahead and hit PLAY. Stay tuned for what comes next and keep up with Hero HERE.

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