Happy International Women’s Day!

Beyoncé once sang, “Who runs the world? …. GIRLS!” And let’s face it … It is the truth!! Today International Women’s Day and I am so blessed to have an amazing group of women in my life. Number one is my amazing mother, and second is my sister.. However I have some pretty special ladies  from friends, family, mentors, and business associates  in my life..

In appreciation of the day I would love to post one of my favorite poems for all the Phenomenal Women out there ..

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size  
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,  
The stride of my step,  
The curl of my lips.  
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,  
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,  
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.  
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.  
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,  
And the flash of my teeth,  
The swing in my waist,  
And the joy in my feet.  
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered  
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,  
They say they still can’t see.  
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,  
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.  
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.  
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,  
The bend of my hair,  
The palm of my hand,  
The need for my care.  
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
—Maya Angelou

May we always encourage each to grow, support one another and stay strong together!!





(Photography by: Hortencia Caires of Stylefeen)

On Saturday February 21st I had the pleasure to attend the first workshop for Brainbabes. Brainbabes is a blogger’s best friend! The company is designed to empower, educate, inspire, connect and create! Founded by the amazing photographer Denisse Benitez and influential blogger Jeanne Grey of http://www.greylayers.com this dynamic duo provides hands on workshops to help bloggers make their blogs better, creamarketing and branding, and show them how to make money from their blogs!


(I loved these cupcakes by Sugar Supply JC)

It was so refreshing and exciting to be around other bloggers who are interested in empowering other woman and sharing their experiences. Denisse and Jeanne were informative and real! They provided real life experiences and shared their trials and tribulations of how they have build their brands.The overall vibe of our workshop was positive and uplifting, and I highly recommend Brainbabes to bloggers and those who wish to start a blog!


(Photography by: Hortencia Caires of Stylefeen) Our amazing group!

The next Brainbabes workshop will be held in New York City on April 19, 2015. The focus will be on branding and marketing.

For more information on Brainbabes and the services the provide check out their website at http://www.brainbabes.co.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brainbabes

Instagram: @brainbabes

For more information on Jeanne Grey check out http://greylayers.com and Instagram @the.grey

For more information on Denisse Benitez check out http://www.denissebenitez.com and Instagram @thugnanny_

Till next time dolls!!n