What The “American Dream” Means to Me

  As a first-generation Dominican-American, the American Dream means different things to me. Back in the Dominican Republic, many believe that we live luxuriously and that money, as well as the material things, are easily accessible; disregarding the fact that it took two generations of hard-working people to build what my family has today. The…

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The Unconventionals Ep 1: Scarlet Hernandez

unconventional. A word I wish I thought of more often, along with authentic, organic and UNIQUE. Nowadays fashion influencers seem like they all belong in a GUCCI ad or in a KUWTK episode (mini Jenners.) This post and project are in no way, shape or form coming at those who love these styles. It’s to…

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Sofia Reyes On Embracing her Afro-Latinidad and Hair Journey

Sitting by a garden in the Dominican Republic, Sofia Reyes explains beauty to a little girl in a poetic analogy. The little girl tells Sofia to straighten her hair so that she can be “beautiful.” Pointing at the garden Sofia asks the little girl “Which one of those flowers is your favorite?” The girl responds,…

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Get To Know: Fashion Blogger Darlene Duran

With a petite frame and a full head of curls, Darlene Duran has made a name for herself in the local photography community. Her Instagram, an aesthetical grid of inspiring quotes and selfies, sends out an important message: influencers need to do just that – influence. Her daily positive messages are accompanied by artistic collaborations and…

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