Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to Chantilly Patiño, author of Bicultural Mom and host of the Multicultural Awareness Blog Carnival, for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award. *waves* Un beso! <3

So here we go, otra vez -- again. Sharing some more dirt ; D ...
  1. I trained and worked as a volunteer probation officer.
  2. French was my favorite and best subject in high school.
  3. My favorite summer snack is watermelon doused in lemon juice and sprinkled with chili powder.
  4. I met my husband in Las Vegas.
  5. I've always envied women with beautiful straight hair (my sisters!).
  6. I fell out-of-love with PRINCE when he became a symbol.
  7. Listening to funk from the late 70's, and early 80's, always gets me in a writing mood.
Now to list some blogs I've recently discovered:

Bicultural Mom
Chantilly's blog is filled with passionate posts discussing such topics as parenting, marriage, learning disabilities, diversity, racial injustice and immigration. Her position on these issues is clear. She encourages intelligent and respectful dialogue and is a great conversationalist.

Cheryl Rainfield
Cheryl is a survivor of sexual abuse and the author of the award-winning young-adult book SCARS. She's outspoken about victim's and children's rights and has been able to help countless other's by speaking openly about her trauma. She just recently sold her second young-adult book.

Florecita Growing Up
Flor is a mother, activist and survivor of domestic-abuse. She's a strong women who's passionate about culture, heritage and immigration. I find inspiration and strength in her beautiful photography, poetry and writing.

Julio Varela
A thought-provoking blogger and social media expert, Julio is a political commentator, creator of the #bcivil and #latinolit hashtags, and author of novel-in-progress Franky Benítez.

La Dulce Vida
Adriana's uplifting photo-blog is filled poetry and images of family, culture and food -- balm for the soul.

Tracy López is a "Latina muy gringa" and proof-positive that Latinidad is a state-of-mind. She's the creator and host of #SpanishFriday and an avid reader.

Me and The Mexican
Tara's blog is a funny, clever and inviting perspective on the life of a "gringa casada con un Mexicano - white girl married to a Mexican." Her blog always makes me smile, teaching me a little something about lo Mexicano in her posts.