Get out there and VOTE!

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20181022_170253.pngHi everyone! I hope you’ve been well! What’s new in your world? I’ve been SUPER busy working two jobs these days. If you’re in Texas, early voting for our midterm election for state senator and other important offices began today. Early voting started/starts on different dates in other states. Election Day here in the U.S. is on Nov. 6. I cast my ballot earlier this afternoon at one of the local malls. It was good to stand in line for about 20 minutes. There was about 20 people ahead of me and another 20-30 behind me. There’s been times when there’s maybe five people in line with me so…I say it’s starting off as a good voter turnout. 

FB_IMG_1540248932644.jpgWhile at mass a couple of Sundays ago, the Father strongly suggested voting in this midterm election. He made a very good point. He said we don’t have the right to complain…

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Beto O’Rourke Art from El Paso

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well! I’m sorry I haven’t been around the blog too much, I’ve been on assignment lately. I’ve been reading and commenting on blogs but I haven’t written in a few days here. I had fun writing my last couple of assignments for a weekly publication in El Paso. One of my stories has to do with local artist Patrick Gabaldon’s art of Beto O’ Rourke. All of the monies Patrick raises from his art goes towards O’ Rourke’s campaign. If you follow current events, social media and/or my blog, you’ve most likely heard of O’ Rourke. He’s running against Senator Ted Cruz in the midterm election on Nov. 6. Texas is known as a red state aka conservative state. Some say it’s impossible for Texas to ever become  a blue state aka liberal. El Paso is liberal but most counties in Texas are conservative…

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#MeToo

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Life of an El Paso Woman

1508256079664542991904Hi everyone. Instead of #RomanticTuesday, I decided to write a post and letter about #MeToo. I will resume #RomanticTuesday next week. If you’re on social media, you might have heard of #MeToo. #MeToo is a way for people to share their voices and stories of sexual harassment and abuse via social media. Actress Alyssa Milano began this on Twitter a few days after the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Other celebrities like Lady Gaga, America Ferrara, Debra Messing and others are also participating.

Being a survivor of these types of abuse, I think this movement is empowering. It’s a way for survivors to speak up and express themselves…even if it happened to them many years ago. This also lets others know it’s OK to speak out against these actions.

I didn’t tell anyone I was abused until many years after it happened. I was ashamed of myself. I always thought it was…

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Blogapalooza Meet and Greet Update

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wp-1490197008047.jpgHi everyone! Some bloggers have reached out to me regarding the U.S.Blogapalooza event. The eventwill behappening on Saturday, August 26 in the Chicago area. Thank you to those who signed up and helped pay the deposit over the past few weeks. The money was used to reserve the location. There is still lots ofroom for otherswho maywantto attend. If you have anyquestions, please reach out to me at: amaya587@gmail.com Dinneris $30-40 per person. You are also welcome to bring guests. The meal can be paid for at the restaurant. We will have guest speakers and fun! Althoughthis is a smaller event, I know it’s stillgoing to be a blast! Unfortunately, a few bloggershad to cancel or couldn’t go this year. This will most likely be the last post regarding Blogapalooza. The list of attendeesso farincludes:

Marci from What’s for Dinner Moms

Van from Van by the River

Linda from Nutsrok…

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