Hola, friends! Thank you for stopping by :)
I was born and raised in Washington, DC. My home was the epitome of a Dominican household - loud mother, dramatic/exaggerated story-telling, and good home-cooked food!
After a series of negative events in my adolescence, I hit rock bottom after my father walked out for good. But one morning, I took a lipstick and wrote on the mirror: "You are beautiful." From that day forward, I refused to stay in the mental state I was in and I committed to change. Writing, prayer, and my faith helped me overcome the mental battles, the self-pity parties, and the low self esteem.
Each day I awake, I'm reminded of how fortunate I am to have another chance at life. I may not be perfect, but I cease each day and strive to be the best version of myself that I can be! Now, I take every opportunity to empower, build, and challenge those around me - my readers - to do the same!
Presently, I am happily married to my best friend, Sergio Chavez. We have a beautiful daughter, Kalea, and a son (yorkiepoo), Pharrell, who make us very "HAPPY" in our cozy home in Maryland. After being a wife and mother, I pastor alongside my husband as the Executive Pastor at Hope Center. I'm a motivational speaker and advocate for women, a mentor, a singer, and a lover of all things artsy!
With lots of love,