Entries by Victoria Arena

Reopening schools during Covid-19? Educator and activist Maria Santiago-Valentin weighs in

As we near the end of summer, schools across the country are preparing for the start of a new year. But what will this school year look like for students and parents? The central debate among districts, educators, and families is whether reopening schools during Covid will be possible or safe. It may seem like […]

Retreat, live and learn at Blue Osa: How a yoga retreat & spa in Costa Rica is pivoting

Charge ahead with confidence that this too shall pass and the world awaits you. This is our outlook in the midst of the pandemic as we rescheduled Renovad global retreats to 2021 and continue to collaborate with our destination partners, such as Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica.  Rewriting the path forward […]

Charging ahead in life & business: Must be present to win

Guest Contributor: Pilar Avila is the founder and host of interDUCTUS & Renovad. She is a passionate human striving for higher self-awareness, health, happiness, living free, eradicating judgment and lifting every living being with compassion. Our already fast-changing world is now in ever more extreme and accelerated transformation, as we continue to face a global […]

Don’t let Pres Trump keep you from participating in the 2020 Census

The 2020 census is a time for every person residing in the U.S. to be counted and represented. And counting everyone means everyone, regardless of immigration status. Yet President Trump continues to make moves that are hindering the ability for all residents to participate in this constitutionally mandated census.  How the Trump Administration is trying […]

Selina Ringel’s Film “39 Weeks” Captures the Reality of Pregnancy During Covid-19

Selina Ringel is an award-winning writer, producer, and comedian. She is a Jewish Mexican-American that grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Dan Levy Dagerman. The duo are the co-founders of 2HandsProduccion, a film production company whose current project is capturing Selina’s real life pregnancy during Covid-19 as […]

How this Latina owned makeup brand is inspiring self-confidence and empowerment

Melissa Polanco is the co-founder of Ella’s Eve Cosmetics —a Latina owned makeup brand that promotes confidence and celebrates inner beauty. Co-founded with her sister, Lissa, the two are working to build a community centered around self-confidence, authenticity, and empowerment. Representing Latinas in the makeup industry Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Melissa and […]

How to Make Your Marketing Work for You

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, around 1.8 million of the 12.2 million small business owners in the United States are Latinos. Despite the well-documented opportunity gaps, Latinos have become the fastest-growing small business owners in the country. That’s more than enough inspiration to start, but how do you keep a Latino-owned business going? […]

Latina Serial Entrepreneur Perla Tamez shares lessons learned

Perla Tamez is a Latina serial entrepreneur, child speech pathologist assistant, and public speaker. For the last decade she has dedicated her life’s work to empowering others to unlock their truest potential. From her thriving outpatient pediatric clinics to her advocacy work for healthcare and children’s rights policies, Perla is a powerhouse of unstoppable drive.