When we launched #WeAllGrow Storytellers at the inaugural Summit in 2015, there was just one goal in mind: to showcase the diverse voices of our community. We honored the influencers with a mission to build community through storytelling by providing them support and a platform to elevate their voices. It was a simple intention, made from the heart, but what has transpired has surpassed even my expectations.
With an increase of submissions from last year, #WeAllGrow Storytellers 2016, presented by YouTube, has evolved into an event so much bigger than our initial intention. The inaugural event set the tone for its growth, inspiring all of us in attendance and making #WeAllGrow Storytellers the cornerstone event that embraces the beauty, vulnerability and passion our storytellers are known for. Because of this, I want to thank each of you, not just for the submissions, but for your continued courage, inspiration and creativity in the online world. You make us all so proud!
Choosing the finalists was not an easy task. Together with YouTube, the presenting sponsor and whose commitment allows the six finalists the opportunity to attend #WeAllGrow with an all-expenses paid experience, Kathy Cano-Murillo and representatives from Latina Bloggers Connect, six finalists were chosen to shine on a platform made for their stories this coming March in Long Beach, California.
Please join me in congratulating the 2016 #WeAllGrow Storytellers and in thanking YouTube for making it possible. We cannot wait to showcase their stories of family that will make you laugh, cry and leave the Summit feeling inspired.
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2016 #WeAllGrow Storytellers, Presented by YouTube:
- Denise Cortes of pearmama.com
- Eliana Tardío of elianatardio.com
- Gaby Natale of superlatina.tv
- Marinés Duarte of entuszapatosblog.com
- Yvonne Condes of momsla.com