#WeAllGrowMIA Sisterhood

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. - Rabindranath Tagore

As quickly as the rain poured down on the morning of #WeAllGrowMIA, it disappeared leaving us with a rainbow of beautiful faces ready to take in a day of growth and laughter.

The sun shone down on Little River Studios just in time for breakfast with Honey Bunches of Oats, where everything from parfaits to their tasty dulce de leche cereal treats was served to make sure our guests were fueled for the day.

Chase kicked off the day with their #BossLadies panel featuring Adriana Epelboim-Levy, Adriana Castro, Irma Martinez, Martha Luna, Sascha Barboza and moderator Brittney Castro. We learned that managing finances plays a huge role in the future success of a business, and that no matter the obstacles you must carry on and pursue what you envision for yourself.

Luz Maria Doria charmed all the attendees with her candor and wit prior to sharing the stage with Gaby Espino. This hour was filled with humor and real talk about having a sense of self even when things don’t go as planned.

Nikki Novo inspired attendees by helping them identify their uniqueness and providing them with the tools they need to stand out from the crowd in today’s noisy digital world.

While she shared her tips, Astrid Rivera, Carmen Ordoñez, Giselle Schreiner, Valentina Patruno, Valentina Tamayo and moderator Susan Stipcianos, talked about the do’s and don’ts of moving into television or radio from blogging. Attendees really got to experience why being professional and down to earth with a great sense of humor leads to successful partnerships.

How to monetize your social media following and grow a 7-figure business pretty much sums up the reason why no one missed Ingrid Macher's panel. As a trusted voice in the health and nutrition world, she shared her tips for growing a following and turning it into the business of your dreams. You can watch Ingrid's broadcast here. Be prepared to take notes!

Gaby Guzmán and Nadia Payan shared their tips for owning your brand and growing your tribe. Attendees learned how to define their strengths and use them to develop their social media language. 

With all these business tips at our fingertips, we mustn’t forget that looking the part and having a great photos is all part of the game as well. Daniela Ramirez and and Gabriel Sanchez helped attendees get comfortable in front of the camera with a fun and interactive streetstyle photo session.

If there’s one thing you must watch today, it’s the Behind the Screens Facebook Live Broadcast. Not only will you will laugh but you’ll learn that using social media for fun is the secret sauce to growing an audience.

Camila Canabal, Candela Ferro, Chiqui Delgado, Yarel Ramos along with moderator Cristy Marrero lit up the stage to share their tips and secrets for translating their fame into a relatable social media presence.

#WeAllGrowMIA sessions ended with a fun keynote chat with Alejandra Espinosa and Cristy Marrero. Alejandra shared her journey into Hollywood and how pursuing what she’s passionate about has been instrumental to her success and happiness.

In between sessions, attendees were able to partake in a variety of activities, which included shopping of course! Latina Makers Market was in full bloom with everything from crowns, jewelry and organic soaps!

Thank you to Hype Girls, Hello Chiqui, Papel & Co., Vinta Soul, Kat Kat

The energy at #WeAllGrowMIA was uplifting, and attendees felt right at home. However, none of this would have been possible without our sponsors.

Special thanks to Honey Bunches of Oats for fueling the day, Dove for keeping everyone flawless, HOLA! USA for the fun picture booth, Chase for celebrating #BossLadies, Gaby Espino for the beautiful glam room, Palmar for the pick-me-up, Hitched for keeping us hydrated, Shea Moisture for the refreshing cocktail hour, Hype for the fun take-me-home, Chandon for serving it up with class, West Elm for the bomb.com stage, Gilded Group for the one-of-a-kind details, Nubian Heritage for the massages and Disney for the unforgettable picture ops! We had a great time. Ask Elena of Avalor!

We love our #WeAllGrowMIA attendees, and can’t wait to do it all again!







Become a #SuaveBeliever with Suave Professionals®

Finding hair care products shouldn't be that hard or expensive. The new Suave Professionals Hair Care Line offers a range of hair care products that work as well as premium salon brands so you can live beautifully every single day. Some of our lovely Influencers shared why they love using Suave Professionals and how they became a #SuaveBeliever.  Check out their videos on Instagram! 

For more about Suave Professionals be sure to follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or check out #SuaveBeliever.

Is Twitter Out of The Social Media Game?

In 2015, Twitter had lost 2 million users. With stiff competition from other social media platforms, Twitter is always finding ways to stay on top. They’ve added moments to their feed. Which helps you find the best of Twitter, regardless of who you follow. As Twitter tries to find its way back into the game, users are losing interest.


According to Twitter’s CEO, the social media platform is losing users because of trolls. With constant abuse to individuals, some find it distasteful to view a barrage of insults. Twitter has policies in place to remove those who are abusing others via Twitter.


Now, Twitter is still benefiting bloggers and brands with Twitter chats and parties. It was evident as Twitter was very engaging on #Debatenight. There were lots to be said on such an eventful night.

It’s still an ideal way to chatting in an instant. The ability to chat with others in an easy way and appealing to those creating digital relationships.

Twitter is still just as powerful and so far I don’t see it going away anytime soon.


Meet the #WeAllGrowFAMILIA Mentors

#WeAllGrowFAMILIA, hosted by Munchkin, is our first venture into creating a one-day, invite-only niche event specifically for Latina millennial mom and dad influencers. We couldn't be happier with the response from both influencers and brands that have joined us as sponsors. Check them all out here!

The agenda for the day is jam packed with keynotes and panels all on carefully curated topics that will inspire, educate and inform creators and entrepreneurs in the parenting space so that we're all on top of of our game!

One of the favorite sessions in our events are the Mentor Roundtables and we're delivering for #WeAllGrowFAMILIA!

Our nine #WeAllGrowFAMILIA Mentors bring so much diverse experience in PR, digital media, traditional media, editorial, blogging y mucho más!

Make sure to follow along on October 22nd via the hashtag #WeAllGrowFAMILIA and our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat at @weallgrowlatina. ¡No te lo quieres perder!

Nesquik is the Perfect Post Game Snack #StirImagination

After a tough practice or game, studies suggest that low-fat chocolate milk, like Nesquik, may contain the ideal 3:1 ratio of carbohydrates-to-protein that can help restore tired muscles.  As the captain of the Mexico national football team, Rafa Marquez knows the importance of eating right and getting essential vitamins and minerals within 30 minutes of prolonged activity. He look to low fat chocolate milk, like Nesquik, to nourish and restore my tired muscles.

Our Latina Influecers share ways they help their kids replenish fluids and nutrients withe Nesquik after a tough game and #StirImagination.

Mama Contemporanea

Mis niños son muy activos, nadan, corren bicicleta, juegan desde que llegan de la escuela, tanto así que aveces no tengo energía para seguirles el ritmo, además Chloe va a clases de gimnasia y Chris practica fútbol. Chocolate con leche baja en grasa, como Nesquik, proporciona la cantidad adecuada de carbohidratos y proteínas que un atleta necesita para la recuperación después de practicar cualquier deporte. 


As part of the ongoing nutrition and health efforts, Nesquik ready-to-drink chocolate milk is free of artificial colors and sweeteners making Nesquik a good choice for moms and dads looking for a satiating snack for the whole team. It’s also a great snack for after school or before they get ready to tackle homework after a long day.

7 On a Shoestring

Nourishing and restoring tired muscles is essential to any post-game recovery routine. As a child, I thought that the parents giving us treats after each game were simply trying to say, “Nice job!” after a game well played. As a mom myself, I now realize the importance of replenishing the fluids and nutrients lost to sweat. With our girls, I have seen their tired bodies trying to recoup after a hard played game and am glad to have Nesquik ready-to-drink chocolate milk on hand to give them.


Be sure to follow #StirImagination for more on Nesquik as a post-game snack or visit the Nesquik Facebook

ESTO. ES. TODO. Con Honey Bunches of Oats

There is a multiplicity of tastes and textures found in Honey Bunches of Oats – from the crispy flakes to the unmistakable crunchy oat clusters and the sweet touch of honey – for an experience that isn’t just one thing, it’s EVERYTHING. To show fans they mean EVERYTHING to them, Honey Bunches of Oats launched a new site to give fans the opportunity to star in their own “THIS. IS. EVERYTHING.”/"ESTO. ES. TODO." video. Check out our Latina Influencers as they share their videos, plus be sure you enter for a chance to win $10,000!

The Party Parents

We LOVE-LOVE-LOVE Honey Bunches of Oats in this house! I first started my love of this cereal as a late night pregnancy craving many moons ago and have not stopped my tradition. I was looking for something healthy but flavorful to satisfy my intense cravings. I’m a big crunchy oat clusters and honey fan so this was a match made in heaven. 


La Familia Perfecta

Hay algo que no puedo negar: tengo debilidad por los cereales!!! Me parece un desayuno delicioso, rápido, nutritivo, y divertido para toda la familia. 

New Mom in a New Era

With the help of Honey Bunches of oats, a crispy, crunchy & wholesome cereal I was given the opportunity to really reflect on what This is everything really is & in turn I really felt like I was part of the brand & that I mattered. This cereal is a little bit of everything, and a little bit of everybody. I love that it taste delicious but is also so good for you too & good enough to feed to my whole family.  

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Domesticated Me

My mom always tried to reach for something that was wholesome and also quick and easy to serve. Not having to spend so much time in preparation meant more time to catch up with me. That’s why a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oates remains one my favorite breakfast meals from childhood.


Visit the Honey Bunches Esto Es Todo Website to watch all the fun videos and enter to win! You can also follow Honey Bunches of Oats on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

#WeAllGrow Summit Call for Speakers is Open!

Summit call for speakers

It's that time of year when we get to be in awe of all your fabulous ideas and expertise! The call for speakers for #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 is officially open!

Starting now until October 24th at midnight EST you can go to this form to submit a pitch for a workshop or a panel session. The more thought out and descriptive your pitch is, the higher the chances of getting selected. The type of sessions we're looking for are very hands-on, skills-based, educational and inspirational from an expert point of view -- and you're all experts at something!

You can submit as many pitches as you'd like, but make sure they're all different and appealing.

We so wish we could select every single pitch we receive from the over 100 that we usually get, but we only have 12 to 14 sessions happening on March 3rd and 4th. 

This is yet another moment of growth for you to dive right into. ¡No lo pienses mucho!

Make the #EssentialUpgrade with Dove Advanced Care

Every day, women use all kinds of personal care and beauty products to keep them feeling their very best, but what if you were asked to choose only one or a couple before walking out the door every morning?

Dove conducted a survey with Latinas across the nation to better understand their beauty routines. They wanted to know how these essentials impact their everyday life both physically and emotionally. Surprisingly, the survey revealed that deodorant to be the thing they’d never want to skip in the morning and the product that made them feel most confident. Because who wants to smell bad during the day when people get close at home and work. Our influencers shared what made them the most confident and why they choose Dove Advanced Care as their go to #EssentialUpgrade


The Style Brunch

Whats your beauty routine before walking out the door to start your day? We all have a beauty routine right? Products that we can't leave the house without applying because they make us feel beautiful and confident. 

Alessandra Gonzalez

Hace poco comencé a usar el desodorante Advance Care Antiperspirant de Dove que ofrece 48 horas de protección contra el sudor y el olor. Este desodorante tiene una formula llamada NutriumMoisture™ que ayuda a mantener tus axilas sitiándose suaves. En este día caluroso, claro que no podia faltar!

Simple Modest Chic

As far as beauty secrets, my mom taught me from a very early age the importance of a daily beauty/hygiene routine: washing your face twice a day, wearing sunblock & deodorant, and exfoliating the skin regularly.

El Tintero de Mama

Fue sorprendente saber que el uso de desodorante es el paso que nunca quieren saltar por la mañana y el producto que hace que las latinas se sientan mas confiadas.

Learn more on social media about making the #EssentialUpgrade and follow Dove on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Welcome Camila Alves and Agatha Achindu to #WeAllGrowFAMILIA!


Our #WeAllGrowFAMILIA attendees are in for a huge treat. Camila Alves and Agatha Achindu, co-founders of Yummy Spoonfuls, are joining us for a keynote conversation at our event on October 22nd at the Munchkin headquarters!

Yummy Spoonfuls, a frozen organic baby and toddler food made from farm-fresh whole ingredients and found in the freezer aisle at Target, was born out of the need of these two entrepreneurial moms to find the freshest, tastiest, most nutritious foods for their children -- just like the ones they grew up eating in their home countries of Brazil and Cameroon.

Both immigrants to the U.S., they longed for the fresh foods they grew up eating from either their own farms, backyards or local farmer's markets. Camila was born into a family of farmers in Brazil and Agatha ate only the freshest organic foods from her family's garden and local markets.

We're excited to hear more about how their connections to their countries of heritage and culture has impacted their vision for Yummy Spoonfuls. #WeAllGrowFAMILIA attendees will rejoice in this opportunity to be inspired and learn from two moms on a mission. Oh...and we'll get to taste some delicious Yummy Spoonfuls as well!

¡Bienvenidas, Camila y Agatha!


Planning for the Future and Busting Myths with brightpeak financial

IIt's not always easy saving money and preparing ourselves for the future. Just thinking about opening a bank account, saving for retirement or buying a house can be overwhelming and scary. brightpeak financial wants us to know that it doesn't have to be. With their MoneyMyth.org website, you can take the first step to obtaining your financial plan.

Some of our influencers share how they took the first step and busted some myths with the #MoneyMythBPF campaign.

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Mama Contemporanea

As soon as I moved to the United States, my first priority was to learn to manage my financials in my new country. I knew obtaining a bank account, a checkbook and good credit would open the door to my financial independence and would be the first step for me to be part of a new society. 
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At The Fire Hydrant

Thankfully having a financial plan is not just for the wealthy. That’s a myth I always grew up with. Myths may be scary, but not having a financial plan is even scarier. brightpeak financial is using the concept of mythical creatures to bring attention to the common misconception that only the wealthy need a financial plan. 

The Yellow Scarf Mom

brightpeak is a company that gives tips and simple solutions for life outcomes, disability, income planning and retirement to help us build a better future. They have designed MoneyMyth.org, a short and easy guide to help you start to financially plan. 

Ready to take that first step and start your financial planning? Visit MoneyMyth.org or follow the hashtag #MoneyMythBPF.

Three Ways to Tap into Your Own Essence

Every woman has a special light inside of her.  Every woman has her own essence.  

Have you ever been to a party where a woman walks into the room and everyone turns to look at her?  You notice she's beautiful but there is something more.   You feel her energy from a distance and notice how she lights up the room.  And you wonder what is it about her.

It’s her feminine essence.  She is so fully present, sexy and confident in her own body, you can feel her.  She is sensual and free to follow her desires and connected to her truth.  She embodied her true essence.  

I once had a lover who told me, “No man can ever change you no matter how hard they try.  No man can ever change a woman because a woman has her own true essence.”  

I lit up and was turned on because I knew deep inside of me that that was true.  He was right.  No one can ever change or take away who you truly are.  Every woman has her own feminine essence including you.

Here’s three things to tap into your own essence:

1) Speak your truth. Always be honest with yourself and with others.  The truth does hurt but it will set you free.  It is so liberating when you stand for something and speak up for yourself.  Besides, the truth may hurt those around you, but it hurts you more when you don’t speak your own truth.  

2) Be authentic.  Be you.  No one else is like you.  You are beautiful just the way you are even in your messiness.  There's something very sexy when a woman oozes of authenticity.  It's very attractive and will attract people to you.  No one likes bullshitters anyway.  Accept and love yourself deeply now.

3) Presence.  A woman who stands fully present is powerful.  Get grounded and center yourself by breathing deeply and feeling your inner body.  The more you feel your feelings, the more you are capable to connect to others.  Whenever you are with others, look into their eyes and feel their energy.

If you want to activate your self- love, self care and treat yourself to some pleasure?  Join Tatiana and Christine at their upcoming retreat! Sensual and Free Retreat in Woodstock NY October 14-16th. There will be a spa, jacuzzi, Bon fire, experiential workshops, delish organic cuisine, and full on diosa sisterhood fun! Mention Latina Bloggers and get 50% off! 

www.sensualandfreeretreat.com want to hop on a free call to make sure it's a fit? Email me at:ChristineGTV@gmail.com 

By Tatiana Dellepiane and Christine Gutierrez  

Giveaway! Attend #WeAllGrowFAMILIA in Los Angeles!

Do you want to attend our invite-only (and already at capacity!) #WeAllGrowFAMILIA one-day event in Los Angeles? Ser Padres and Parents Latina want to make that happen for you!

We’re giving away tickets (travel and accommodations included!) to TWO influencers who want to join us on October 22nd at the Munchkin Headquarters as part of the Ser Padres and Parents Latina #MomsSquad to capture the fun on their social media channels and blog. Pretty much what we love to do anyway, right?

To enter, all you need to do is share a picture or video via Instagram and/or Twitter showcasing what the phrase “Ser Padres” or “Ser madre” means to you. That’s it!

Here’s how it works:

  • Follow @WeAllGrowLatina and @SerPadres on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Post an image/video that reflects what “Ser Padres” or “Ser madre” means to you.
  • You must use the hashtags #MomSquad and #WeAllGrowFAMILIA in your entries.
  • You may post as many entries as you’d like
  • The giveaway starts on Monday, September 19th and ends on Monday, September 26th.
  • All entries must be in by September 26th, 2016 by 9pm PST / 12am EST.
  • Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 28th.
  • Winners will receive a non-transferrable invitation to #WeAllGrowFAMILIA, airfare from closest major city and two nights hotel.

In order for your image to count as an entry, you must follow the instructions and guidelines.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be 18 and older to participate and a parent.
  • You must be a legal U.S. resident physically residing within the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia.
  • You must be a member of #WeAllGrow Latina. You can join HERE.
  • You must be the rightful owner of the email address and/or social media account associated with the entry.
  • Winner will be notified via email and Instagram tag and will have 72 hours to respond. If there is no response we will select another winner at random.
  • All decisions are final.
  • Void where prohibited.

Official #WeAllGrowFAMILIA giveaway terms and conditions

We can’t wait to see your pictures!



#SoySeekender Summer Travel with Latino Influencers

Are you a seekender? From skipping town for that concierto to noshing at foodie hotspots, los Latinos are natural born Seekenders –  those who take advantage of weekends to spontaneously enjoy new experiences, with travel being at the top of the list. Hampton by Hilton can help to unleash your full #SoySeekender potential. This summer our Latino Influencers shared their ideal summer weekends with Hampton by Hilton

Una Colombiana en California "Nos gusta aprovechar los fines de semana para convertirnos en turistas de nuestra propia región. Son tan numerosos los sitios de interés para los niños en Los Angeles, que tendría que escribir varios artículos para nombrarlos a todos."

Una Colombiana en California

"Nos gusta aprovechar los fines de semana para convertirnos en turistas de nuestra propia región. Son tan numerosos los sitios de interés para los niños en Los Angeles, que tendría que escribir varios artículos para nombrarlos a todos."

The Beauty Chronicles The top place for our family was Washington D.C. what kid doesn’t want to see the White House or see how money is actually made, there is so much to see and do in Washington D.C. that you will need more than one trip to cover it all.

The Beauty Chronicles

The top place for our family was Washington D.C. what kid doesn’t want to see the White House or see how money is actually made, there is so much to see and do in Washington D.C. that you will need more than one trip to cover it all.

Glam Dapper Si algo hay que tomar en cuenta cuando nos desplazamos a otro lugar es el hotel en el cual nos vamos a hospedar y es que este será como nuestra casa durante las vacaciones, todo cuenta aquí desde el riquísimo desayuno incluido , internet gratis y hasta las habitaciones, nosotros elegimos el Hampton By Hilton Philadelphia Center City

Glam Dapper

Si algo hay que tomar en cuenta cuando nos desplazamos a otro lugar es el hotel en el cual nos vamos a hospedar y es que este será como nuestra casa durante las vacaciones, todo cuenta aquí desde el riquísimo desayuno incluido , internet gratis y hasta las habitaciones, nosotros elegimos el Hampton By Hilton Philadelphia Center City

To check out more ideal vacation spots check out #SoySeekender or to make your next getaway plans visit hampton.com

Meet the #WeAllGrowMIA Mentors

One of the most popular sessions in our events are the Mentor Roundtables where our attendees get a chance to meet in a small group of 10 or less with a two different Mentors, all experts and bosses at what they do. 

Our ten #WeAllGrowMIA Mentors bring so much diverse experience in PR, digital media, financial savviness, traditional media, book publishing, editorial, blogging y mucho más!

Make sure to follow along on September 10th via the hashtag #WeAllGrowMIA and our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat at @weallgrowlatina. ¡Se va poner bueno!

#WeAllGrowMIA Keynotes Sessions

When we set out to produce a one-day event in Miami we knew it was a place where the spirit of #WeAllGrow would be welcomed and celebrated, but consider us blown away by the incredible group of badass Latina women that are bringing it to life.

The agenda for our sold-out event has something for everyone wanting to grow their digital business skills, be inspired and do it all while looking and feeling divinas with all the thoughtful treats and surprises from our sponsors.

Let's take a look at the keynote panels and chats that all our #WeAllGrowMIA attendees at Little River Studios this September 10th will get to experience. But no worries if you weren't able to snatch a ticket (we sold out within 8 hours!!), we'll be broadcasting all keynote sessions live from our Facebook page and also capturing all the moments via Instagram Stories and Snapchat at @weallgrowlatina and #WeAllGrowMIA


Adriana Epelboim-Levy | Adriana Castro | Irma Martinez | Martha Luna | Sascha Barboza | Moderator: Brittney Castro

The rise of female entrepreneurship is researched to be impacting global markets in record numbers. Women all over the world are growing businesses and brands, connecting communities and changing the status quo in business. You can see these impacts online in BIG ways! The Latina #BossLadies with us today are exciting examples of success that comes with guts and incredible work ethic. Marketing products on social media, engaging clients and customers with inspiring digital brands and owning it on their terms makes these Latinas the ultimate #BossLadies. Join us as we discuss the unique challenges of female entrepreneurship, how to scale your business to create wealth and the current social media trends impacting the next generation of female bosses. Thank you to Chase Slate for sponsoring this panel.

Gaby Espino Keynote

Gaby Espino and Luz María Doria sit down for an intimate chat on staying motivated, facing our fears head on and going after our dreams as a multi-faceted woman taking on the roles of entrepreneur, celebrity and mom.

Celebrity Influencers

Camila Canabal | Candela Ferro | Mia AstralPamela Silva Conde | Yarel Ramos | Moderator: Cristy Marrero

After the lights of their day jobs are off, these Latina powerhouses continue to influence audiences through successful blogs and online channels. Take a sneak peek behind the screens and learn the secrets that celebrity influencers utilize to cement their persona onto the hearts of audiences. Our panel of professional journalists and hosts effectively curate voices and brands that audiences connect to, while also balancing the marriage between on-air celebrity and social media intimacy. We’re excited to learn the secrets to maintaining both authority and relevance at this exciting panel of celebrity influencers. Special thanks to Hola! USA for sponsoring this session.

Alejandra Espinoza Keynote

Cristy Marrero leads a chat with Alejandra Espinoza where we'll learn more about her ascending career path and how she's breaking through to Hollywood as a power Latina, all while maintaining a strong connection with her fans via social media.

Check out all our incredible speakers here.

Improve the Psychology of Social Media

In a recent study from The University of Missouri, shows that “Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users.” Now this might not be you but social media can evoke strong feelings.

Creating or perusing any social media platform can create of FOMO (fear of missing out) or major envy. As you know most social media images are well-orchestrated and not real life.

Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt. This quote couldn’t be more truthful. Comparing yourself to another blogger is dooms’ day. This can leave you feeling jealous, unhappy, and un-motivated. Do yourself a favor and remove yourself from that tactic. Take some time off from viewing certain platforms.

Rather than focusing on someone else’s work, try a different method.

Focus on your work. Keep moving forward with your brand. Find new ways in promoting your next product. Learn new skills to improve your social media. Create a task list in keeping your social media messaging simple. This will result in a new set of procedures and guidelines.

If it means taking a week off from viewing other social media platforms, then do so. If you feel it’s starting to spur up negative feelings, then move away from it.

Take some time to for yourself. Live the perfect picture of paradise and not the ever-so-planned photo shoot you see on Instagram.

Say Something

How many of you will actually say something and FINALLY get a little uncomfortable? Why are you scared? How are you an influencer if you don't say the things that matter?

Luvvie of awesomelyluvvie.com asked a variation of those questions to a room full of bloggers, vloggers, content creators and influencers at a conference last year. Those are the exact questions I posted after the blinding silence from those in our community after Alton Sterling’s death. We’re paid to speak. So why aren’t we speaking up? These are real questions we should be asking ourselves. Not only in international tragedies but national tragedies too.

The truth about racism and violence in America hurts. This might not be your reality but we cannot continue to be silent. People are dying. People are hurting. There is a fear that naturally comes with our territory. Do I want to hit publish? Do I want to alienate brands, my readers and my colleagues? If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, amplify those that do. You don’t have to write on your blog, share a quote on Twitter, post to your personal Facebook, retweet. But I beg you not to be silent. Use your platform. We each have different audiences, we will reach different people. We alone cannot make these changes. We need your help. Help us.

Say Something
Say Something

Jeannette Kaplun wrote an amazing piece you should read: No More Silence, Even If We Get It Wrong

My friends + family are hurting. Have you seen these videos from Brandi Riley, Amiyrah Martin, A’Driane Nieves, Amber Dorsey? LISTEN. LEARN.

The Problem with Saying “All Lives Matter”

The Do’s and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally

How to Become an Ally to the Black Community

5 Steps Latinos Can Take to Combat Anti-Blackness

For some Latinos and Asian-Americans, black lives do matter

Design Mom Founder and Alt Summit co-founder Gabrielle Blair wrote a piece on #BlackLivesMatter, read it.

A lesson in using your platform. Do not be scared. This is authenticity. These are the voices that should be front + center Issa Rae raises $450K for Alton Sterling’s children

Ad agencies are doing the work too 

Beyonce is doing the work too

Say Something
Say Something

Do the work. Say something.

Neutrogena® Returns as Title Sponsor for the Third Year in a Row at #WeAllGrow Summit!

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Neutrogena Announcement

We just announced the dates for our third annual #WeAllGrow Summit, and there’s no better vote of confidence than to have Neutrogena® return as the Title Sponsor for the third year in a row! If you haven’t already marked your calendars, what are you waiting for?

This year Neutrogena® invited us to #SeeWhatsPossible with their #VerasQueEsPosible campaign and led us on a journey of empowerment, and we can only dream up what they’ll have in store for us next year as we embark on a journey through sisterhood.

Join your fellow sisters at #WeAllGrow Summit from March 2-4, 2017 at the Hotel Maya, and prepare yourself for surprises and unexpected growth.

To celebrate Neutrogena®’s return as our Title Sponsor, we’re offering a 30% discount on #WeAllGrow Summit All-Access tickets with discount code WAGNTG30. 48 hours only! Sale ends July 1 at 12 Noon PT/3:00 PM ET. We’re almost sold out, so don’t miss your chance.

Can’t wait to experience the Energy of Sisterhood with Neutrogena® at #WeAllGrow Summit 2017!

#WeAllGrow Cities is Back!


*Drumroll please* #WeAllGrow Cities is stopping in...


But we didn't want to give you the typical Miami experience.

We're taking you to Little River Studios: They've been used for Anthropologie, Vogue and many other high-end photo shoots.  Get your #OOTD and camera ready because there will be almost too many Instagram-worthy moments of sisterhood at #WeAllGrowMIA.

But that's not all. We're going to have Keynote speakers, Mentor roundtable chats, breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch, a happy hour, and so much swag all geared towards helping our community of Latina bloggers and creators grow. When one grows, we all grow.

We cannot wait to experience the energy of sisterhood with you at #WeAllGrowMIA.

Get the details here.

Announcing #WeAllGrow Summit 2017: ENERGY OF SISTERHOOD

Energy of Sisterhood
Energy of Sisterhood

Three years ago #WeAllGrow Summit was just a dream, a crazy vision and even a need to bring together the Latina blogger and creator community to celebrate our diversity, uniqueness and to elevate ourselves to our true potential. The promise was that of an intimate space with 3 days filled with experiential networking and learning experiences.

That dream has now become a reality for two years in a row and has even expanded to one-day Cities events in NYC and LA and soon other cities.

We're now ready for #WeAllGrow Summit 2017 for a third year of raising the bar really high for Latinas in the online space!

#WeAllGrow Summit 2017 is happening from March 2nd to 4th at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA.

You all told us how much you loved Hotel Maya, so we listened and are bringing you back there for one more year of waterfront magic in Southern California.

The theme for this year came to us all on its own after watching the beautiful recap video Andrea Franco of Nuhr Studio created for the 2016 Summit. It was just so palpable.


Sisterhood is not something you set out to create. It's not something you force or try to imitate. It happens all on its own and that's what #WeAllGrow has birthed. An imitable Energy of Sisterhood that is generated all on its own through all of us together.

Are you ready?

Now on to the must-know details.

Ticket Sales

We've sold out the last two years and have had long waiting lists. Don't be left out. We're sure to sell out much quicker this year. Lo digo en serio.

Go to the "Register" page now and get all the details. Early Bird tickets are 50% off the regular ticket price and go on sale at 9am PST on Monday, May 16th.

Hotel Rooms

We have a full buyout of Hotel Maya again. Rooms are $195 per night, plus applicable tax. Starting Monday, May 16th, you'll be able to book your room. Go here for more information.