Mariela Figueroa and I talked about the power of thought and how to build the future you want through vision. She helps men and women create vision boards to manifest their dreams. She has an upcoming event that you can join! Check her out on Instagram @postiitve_mermaid
"Don’t you dare ever settle for less than what you dream about and deserve. Life is meant to be lived and we are all suppose to be happy. I use to care what people thought of me, but now I care about what I think of me. Let go of your chains and start loving your life again. Start smiling again. This is my journey and what you do with your life is yours. Faith over fear"
In a time when society could use more care and compassion, Kimberly Marcela Duron is doing her part to do so. Kim is a company owner, filmmaker and a future student of Georgetown University. Her company, Kim & Roses, an online store that offers products created by women in Latin America, more specifically women in Honduras trying to provide for their families. She works with the Lanka indigenous tribe who create textiles which she sells on her website for them. She along with NextGen America will be hosting Popups For Change in Miami on August 11th. Kim will be attending Georgetown University for her masters in communication, culture and technology. She also was a researcher and producer on the National Geographic documentary about the relations between The US and Cuba.
Family separations at the border have completely rocked many to their core. Carolina and I talk about what is going on at the border as of now and she helps clarify some misconceptions. She, as well as other volunteers are heading down to Dilley, Texas to provide legal services to detainees. Currently, she has a GoFundMe open to help finance some of the women who will be volunteering at the border.
A little about Carolina:
Carolina Rubio-MacWright was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she lived until at age 20, when finding a safer place to call home was necessary. Two years after moving to Miami, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in studio art. After graduation, she felt the need to understand the American legal system, at which point she moved to Oklahoma City, where she received her Juris Doctorate Degree. She has worked as an immigration attorney in Oklahoma, Miami and New York City.
Her experience as an attorney working on criminal law, civil rights and immigration law opened her eyes to the realities of the broken American legal system. She believes that art is often the most powerful way of explaining life, which is why she is so passionate about finding innovative ways to bring communities together; from doing campaign work for non-profits to performing public art pieces to developing programs to empower vulnerably communities. She believes anything is possible when inspiring ideas and passionate people come together.
She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.