I mentioned a month ago that I would be going to Orlando, Florida for the Latism 16 retreat as a top digital influencer. I’m extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity. I wanted to share with you a bit more about the retreat and what it means for me as an influencer.
Latism empowers the Latino community. That is extremely important to me since I’m Afro-Latina. There are 7 different categories that I want to share with you and how they relate to me and what I do.
Business-I’ve never really saw myself as a businesswoman. But now I can see why I am. I work hard on this website and try to bring the best product reviews, advice and other things for you all. It’s only me doing this so it takes a lot of dedication and work. But I love it and it’s no different than another business person.
Civic Engagement- I love volunteering and giving back to my community. I grew up in the inner city of Cleveland, Ohio and I know first hand how hard it is sometimes. But I also know how great it is to get the opportunity to meet people who made a difference in their lives.
I would love to start doing more speaking opportunities at high schools. It’s definitely something I want to do.
Diversity and inclusion- This topic means a great deal to me. Being disabled has it’s challenges and this means a lack of diversity. Growing up I always wished to see more women who looked like me and I hope I can be that woman for another young disabled girl.
Education- I had the opportunity to go to a performing arts high school and university. I think education is important and no matter what field a child wants to get into, they should have the opportunity. I also think education can happen outside the classroom. There are so many other ways to learn, this is why I put an importance on reading.
Health- I’m open with you all about my type 2 diabetes and even my bladder issues. I think people should be open about these topics. I like knowing others deal with it also and I feel less alone.
Policy- This is a tricky one for me, so I’ll ask you all. WHat does policy mean to you?
Tech Entrepreneurship- I’m all for entrepreneurship and let’s be honest technology isn’t going anywhere. We have to embrace this new way of doing business.
I love you all and can’t wait to keep you updated about my trip to Orlando!