Wednesday, March 25, 2015

KICK ASS GIRL POW WOW No.1


 Hello BeYOUtiful beings!! I know I've been slipping on my blogging and video game as of lately, but life has been super busy handing me all kind of great ass opportunities that I must just step up to the plate for and knock out of the park. One of those opportunities was creating the first ever #KICKASSGIRLPOWWOW this past Saturday along with Creativenuova.com's founder Adia Dightman. I posted a flyer and info a few weeks ago on a blog post.
My little heart almost exploded from all the happiness and excitement I felt seeing this dream of mine manifested. My goal was to unite women of diverse backgrounds, professions, ages, and lifestyles in the means of inspiring, empowering,and sharing positivity and ideas. Our panel consisted of some very interesting and beYOUtiful women such as Dr. Karcheik Alvarado, she is an elegant woman Historian with a mean shoe game, Anastasia Nicole of http://greigemarket.com, The Bazaar Bohemian of http://www.projecttribe.org and http://www.printedpatternpeople.com, Oni of http://www.freshiam.net, and Faatima of http://mondesircollection.com. Not only are these ladies making waves in the digital space but in real life too!1 They shared valuable advice with us and nothing but good vibes ++++++. We sipped on some fancy champagne thanks to one of our sponsors, Matlock Advertising and munched on strawberries and mini cupcakes.  Our Pow Wow was held at The Collider tech start up space at the Biltmore in Midtown Atlanta.  Special shoutout to Collider for being our second sponsor.  We appreciated their support in helping us make this dream come to pass!! I have never felt more proud to be a woman, to be a freedom fighter, and to kick ass.  It was amazing to be in the presence of so many women of different walks of life from historians, scientists, fashion bloggers, tech girl, singers, and writers.  There was no dress code, be who you are!  There was no egos, no shade, no competition, no barriers.. We were just there to live, create, inspire! Hit play on our video recap so you can see what you missed and stay tuned for the next #KICKASSGIRLPOWWOW!

live create inspire







Sunday, March 8, 2015

I AM mexiCAN! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY!

"The women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits."
I am a woman, I am proud, I am MexiCAN!! 
Since the beginning of time I have at times felt that the odds were against me.  Being a Mexican immigrant woman in America has not always been  a cake walk, but it has been a bittersweet journey that keeps me on my toes, a journey that keeps me feeling fucking alive.  The language barrier from a young age was the first challenge I overcame that excited me and lit the spark within me to conquer more and more.  Breaking out of tradition was another,  and certainly I dance freely now outside the box of my cultural tradition.  I am becoming the woman of my dreams.  Each and everyday I choose to find my own strengths, I choose to fight for my dreams, I choose to be my authentic self despite of opinion, I choose to feed my mind, I choose to be strong enough to fight against the odds and continue in pursuit of the vision and dream that was set within me by my creator.  I could be the girl I have been advised from a young age who should focus on looking "pretty" and looking for a rich husband to take care of me, but instead I choose to be the bad muthafucka' I know I am who will create change, break down barriers and live the life I dream of while inspiring others along the way!! I celebrate International Woman's day by being who I am, a MexiCAN woman in pursuit of greatness!

"Las mujeres que rompen barreras son las que ignoran los limites."

Soy mujer, con orgullo, soy Mexicana!
Desde el principio hay veces que en mi vida me eh sentido que enfrento como mujer latina doble obstáculos.  Ser una mujer inmigrante en America no siempre ah sido un camino dulce, pero es una jornada agridulce, una jornada que me hace sentir intensamente viva!  Para empezar el primer obstáculo mayor que enfrente fue el obstáculo de lenguaje que enfrente como nina al llegar a America.  Sentir que conquiste ese obstáculo  fue el fuego que encendió algo dentro de mi que me decía, "Hay mucho mas para conquistar, tu puedes!" Escapar de la limitación de tradición fue otro, ahora siento que bailo libremente fuera de la caja de las expectativas de pensamientos tradicionales.  Poco a poco me voy transformando en la mujer de mis sueños.  Cada día yo escojo buscar dentro de mi mi propia fuerza, escojo pelear por mis sueños, escojo ser auténticamente yo misma le guste a quien le guste, me vale!  Escojo edificar mi mente, escojo pelear contra las limitaciones que el mundo trata de poner frente de mi, escojo seguir en el camino de mi vision y sueños puestos dentro de mi por mi creador.  Podria haber escogido ser la mujer que desde joven me aconsejaban ser, "arreglate bonita  para que encuentres marido rico para que te cuide."  Pero prefiero ser la mujer feroz que yo se que soy, creando cambios, rompiendo barreras y viviendo la vida de mis sueños mientras inspirando a otros a mi alrededor! Celebro hoy El Dia Internacional De La Mujer siendo quien soy, soy una mujer MEXICANA en busca de mi éxito!!

live create inspire











Photos shot by: Stormy Alexander
Rocking my new cool bob haircut by my friends at Studio Oliver

Thursday, February 19, 2015

EVENT: KICK ASS GIRL POW WOW



CALLING ALL KICK ASS GIRLS!! 
I have partnered with Creativenuova.com to present the #KICKASSGIRLPOWWOW March 21st, 2015 @ The Collider in Midtown Atlanta.
The Kick Ass Girl Pow Wow is a networking workshop for creative women who are  entrepreneurs, leaders and more from different walks of life.
This is a sponsored workshop hosted by myself and Creative Nuova’s founder Adia Dightman. We are collaborating to provide a space and creative atmosphere for a set of diverse dynamic women to create, execute and feel appreciated for their contribution to Atlanta and beyond. Also, we are inviting other young women who have yet to find their niche and who need a little support to become their own “bosses”. Our goal is to connect this group of established women and create projects that will emerge and showcase the power of female unity.
I'm super excited for this event, as we will be featuring some really bad ass speakers and serving you with a great time and inspiration to get shit done!! All women creative and professional are invited but space is limited so hurry and grab your tickets now.
Speaker lineup and more info will be revealed soon!
Buy Tickets HERE!!
live create inspire



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FAST AND FIERCE PEP TALK// HOW TO BE THE SEXIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD



You don't need a bunch of makeup, a perfect body or fancy clothes to make you beautiful, sexy or hot!  You see my kick ass girl, all you need are 3 things to turn you into the sexiest girl in the world. It only takes one minute to get this sexy! Hit play on this #fastandfierce pep talk video to find out what you need to do to own your sexy and have everyone drooling over you!! Remember that life is awesome and so are you!! Stay fierce.

live create inspire

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

IN MY CRATEBOX: GO DREAMER- FRIEND ZONE



 So it's February 17th, I'm sitting on my desk vibing out and listening to Go Dreamer's new musical project, "Friend Zone" which dropped today. I've been in such a daze lately balancing so much work and planning many new things for spring that I forgot today was the due date, I was so stoked to be reminded by my good friend Buckhead Thread that today was Friend Zone day. I asked BT to tell me how he would describe this project and he nailed it! I couldn't have described it any better, "Sublime meets Michael Jackson, an album to dance to all night at The Back To The Future prom." The project features young musical sensation Raury on "The Color is Green" Track 6, and 'Mood Swings' produced by Ray Murray of Organized Noise. Though I must say that my favorite mellow track is track 8 "All The World" which has guitar features by 2 of my favorite Atlanta creatives, Jow of Vintage Nation and Buckhead Thread. It's like the perfect infusion of sound, energy and creativity. 

Not only is Go Dreamer half of Hollyweerd and producer for Big Boi of Outkast but he himself is a pretty bad ass solo artist who pushes the envelope with his new wave,cool wave, retro electro funk, pop indie, hip hop infused sound. All while at the same time revolutionizing with his 'Weerdo' movement repping for all of us weird beings out here in these streets.

 Overall I'm sincerely diggin' this project to the fullest, not only cus I had the pleasure of being posted up on the cover art with my old Bruce Lee haircut, but because it's simply fresh, new, progressive, and smooth from beginning to end. But hey, what do I know, I'm no music critic or guru, simply a hunter of things and people who create with heart. You be the judge press play and in the words of Go Dreamer, "Stay Weerd!"

live create inspire

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hot Hat Alert!! MY NEW FAVORITE HAT!!!!!!







Hats are absolutely awesome for 2 reasons.  One, to look stylish. Two, and most importantly, to hide your jacked up hair that you don't feel like combing or don't have enough time to do! I'm totally a hat girl.  i have a few favorite hats that I pull out for emergency use to get me looking spiffy in no time.  As of lately I've been infatuated with my new 'Dirty South' ball cap from Convertible Bertt. I think this cap is for boys, but I don't care, i love it!! For starters I am mad about Old English font! It makes me feel like a real ass 'G' haha. I also live in the Dirty South so it's fitting to wear.  I've been wearing this hat almost every day for the past week while I'm working at video shoots, photo shoots, at my lawyer's office, at dinner with my mom... pretty much every where. You know I'm always hunting for the cool shit and the real shit not always what's super popular or trending that's why I love the rest of Convertible Bertt's stuff, it's got an edge to it, it's affordable, local, and on top of it the guy who owns the brand is a homie and his vision is pretty dope.  His apparel line is influenced  heavily by drag racing and the auto culture as a whole. Even though the apparel line is created for men, I feel like kick ass girls can rock some of the stuff too.  I plan on grabbing a few more items from CB soon to add to my #fastandfierce style.  I'm a woman on the go but I love to look fly!! If you like it you might like the rest of Convertible Bertt's stuff so check it out at Convertiblebertt.com and if you love this hat click HERE! Tell him I sent you.

 live create inspire



OTHER CONVERTIBLE BERTT FAVES
 MY YEAR  
                                                                                                                                                


Monday, February 2, 2015

THE SAMOFFTHARECORD EXPERIENCE SEASON 2 EP. 3 "FLOWING WITH MIKEFLO"



"Heroes are just ordinary humans who choose to do extra ordinary things."

We are all superheroes, at least in my mind that's what I believe.  We just have to be brave enough to step outside of our comfort zone and face our fears so that we can activate our superpowers and start rocking this life and saving the world.  The world needs people to come alive and we've got the power.
I was recently introduced to a superhero by the name of Mikeflo, who is an artist 1/2 of Royal, DJ of Dead Prez for the past 10 years, stylist, and just an all around influencer.  He's also a pretty bad ass human being full of wisdom, knowledge and vibrant energy.  I knew when I met him that I had to feature him on my show.  We took a little trip to a cafe/dog park here in Atlanta and then shot over to Grant Park to chat a little.  His words of knowledge penetrated so deeply that I wanted to simply share them with you.  His new EP Royal Remixes is also something extraordinary to share so the music on the experiences is all from the EP. I chose my 3 favorite songs: Ice Cream Castles ft. Joi, Another One Bites The Dust, and The Boss ft. Beat Assailant.  What I love about Royal made up of Mikeflo and Devon Lee is their ability to be undefined, a revolutionary sound with a broad range of genres infused into a unique blend.  Well, that's pretty much it today my friends.  I hope you feel inspired after watching this to go out there and live an extraordinary life and then I hope you listen to the Royal Remix EP and dance your worries away and enjoy it as much as I have!! Stay true!!

live create inspire


Listen To Royal Remixes HERE
Learn More About Mikeflo at http://allthewayroyal.com
IG: @mikeflorgb