I just arrived home from Hispanicize,
and while my home smells like my presence was missed,
and I'm back to where
everything flows with ease,
I cant help to miss
their voices, their giggles at night
their whispers in the dawn.
My friends have stayed and I had to leave.
We attended together the session that touched me the most,
the one that most resonated with us.
We are all Latinas,
we are all friends
and we stand by each other even when we may feel alone.
The Adelante Movement Session "The Wisdom Of Latina Legends" brought by
Coca-Cola was not to be missed.
Together we would represent the sole purpose of this movement:
Support, empower, inspire and conquer our dreams
and help other women say bye to their fears.
There was such an intense energy on that large cold room.
The beating hearts of latinas yearning for motivation
for that extra push.
Wishing to get inspired
wanting to feel understood.
The life of Rita Moreno was so inspiring yet I cried half the time.
How can a woman get older without getting old?
How can this icon be so humble, so simple?
Charo was just a breath of fresh air!
All throughout her interview she seemed to plant a smile on my face.
She makes you laugh and she may even shock you but everything she says
she says from the heart.
Her spontaneity and charisma just blew everyone away.
I didn't come home empty handed.
My soul is still digesting the powerful quotes of Nely Galan's Adelante Movement:
"In your deepest pain is the answer to what you're supposed to do"
"Make fear and failure your best friends"
"it is never too late to RIGHT the WRONGS of your life"
And as I sit here, by myself
I know deep down I have to make changes,
some very uncomfortable changes.
And this movement inspired me.
These women empowered me.
Together I don't feel weak nor scared
I don't want to stop,
WE SHOULD NEVER STOP.
But most of all we have to move forward
and while we walk
we should hold hands
all latinas as one
and as one we should stand
without giving up,
never looking back.
*This is a sponsored post however all expressions and opinions are my very own.
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A special thanks to Coca-Cola for giving me the opportunity to attend this life changing session at Hispanicize 2013