Last week was a great one for Mamiverse and me, with special honors and awards, thrills, and the priceless joy of bonding with like-minded Latinas!
I’m thrilled to announce that Friday September 20, Mamiverse was presented with the LATISM (Latinos in Tech and Social Media) Award for Best [email protected] Parenting Blog in 2013. I was honored to accept the award in the name of Mamiverse founder Rene Alegria and all of the team both in the forefront and behind the scenes. We had some great competitors who were just as deserving of the award, so it came as a wonderful surprise that validated the hard work we do here. This exciting event took place at the Great Gatsby Gala at LATISM13 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. LATISM, founded by Ana Roca in 2009, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that actively engages digital communities. At the heart of the community, according to its mission statement, is a commitment to integral action for and by Latinos.
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BILINGUALISM & THE BUSINESS OF STORYTELLING
In addition to the award that we humbly received, Mamiverse participated in different panels. CEO Rene Alegría spoke in The Business of Storytelling, and I contributed to Being Bilingual: How to Keep Spanish and Our Culture Alive At Home, along with Ana L. Flores and Silvia Martinez, moderated by Zulmara María Texeira de Lima. There were many other interesting panels, one of which I enjoyed thoroughly as a listener: Work, Life and Balance, ¿Se puede? that included Michelle Herrera-Mulligan, Editor in Chief of Cosmo for Latinas and Jeannette Kaplun, founder of Hispana Global. The conclusion was that balance is a myth, and that hard working moms and women are always making sacrifices to keep it all together. But knowing that we aren’t alone in wanting to change the world while having a family and even snagging a little nap here or there, was reassuring. We are women after all, not superheroes!