Women’s Month: Priyanka Chopra

[Image from People Magazine] By: Gabriela Yareliz Yes, Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest paid actresses in Bollywood (and one of the best, if you ask me). She is also a go-getter, singer, producer, and philanthropist; an inspiration to millions of Indian and non-Indian women, alike. Ms. Chopra is the recipient of the PadmaContinue reading “Women’s Month: Priyanka Chopra”

Women’s Month: Shirin Ebadi

[Photo from asiasociety.org] By: Gabriela Yareliz As we continue to celebrate women throughout the month of March, I felt the hall of fame would be entirely incomplete without Shirin Ebadi. Ms. Ebadi is a human rights defender and the first female judge of Iran. After the 1979 revolution, she was dismissed as judge and noContinue reading “Women’s Month: Shirin Ebadi”

Women’s Month: Katharina von Bora

By: Gabriela Yareliz First day of March! March is Women’s Month, and throughout the month, I like to feature notable women who marked history, show boldness, take up action or causes, or minister to people in a special way. The first woman I want to feature is one my mother told me about, Katharina vonContinue reading “Women’s Month: Katharina von Bora”

Monday Inspiration: March 9, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz Happy Monday! Yesterday, we hit a high of 50F degrees. Yes. Spring is blowing us kisses. It’s in the neighborhood, stuck in traffic and not quite here yet (but on its way).┬áLet’s accomplish a lot this week! May it be a week of many accomplishments, simplicity and peace. Let’s keep walking, forward–alwaysContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: March 9, 2015”

This Month’s Picks: February 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz February took us by storm. Winter storm. Ha. What a month. I could use a month to recuperate from February, but no such thing. March madness is here! The ICC Cricket World Cup has been a blast so far (probably because my team is doing well; Go India!). This month has hadContinue reading “This Month’s Picks: February 2015”

This Month’s Picks: March 2014

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz March was an action-packed month, where a crazy schedule became the new normal. Exams are coming quickly (they are that dark cloud hovering over us); I am still springbreakless; I am still slightly sleep deprived, but nonetheless joyful. I think April will be an exciting month filled with a lot ofContinue reading “This Month’s Picks: March 2014”

Celebrating Women: Queen Rania

By: Gabriela Yareliz Queen Rania of Jordan. Her story of becoming queen is every girl’s dream. Her YouTube channel has reached millions around the world. She is a voice for empowerment in education, health, development, youth and cross-cultural dialogue. She is a mother, recipient of the FIFA 2009 Presidential Award, and she actively works withContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Queen Rania”

Celebrating Women: Eva Longoria

By: Gabriela Yareliz She is the producer of Latinos Living the American Dream, The Harvest (showing the truth of migrant farm-workers in the U.S.), Food Chains, among other notable film and TV projects. She has shown her commitment to activism for the Latino group in the U.S., and she was involved in campaigning for BarackContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Eva Longoria”

Celebrating Women: Radhika Coomaraswamy

By: Gabriela Yareliz Radhika Coomaraswamy is under the UN Secretary General as a Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She fought an arranged marriage, and in 1994 served as U.N. Human Rights Commission Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (See: pg. 136, Marie Claire, March 2007). When asked who her role model was, sheContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Radhika Coomaraswamy”

Celebrating Women: Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

By: Gabriela Yareliz From her biography information from the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Joy Ngozi Ezeilo is a lawyer, feminist and scholar/activist. She earned a post graduate degree in law (LLM) from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. She is a SeniorContinue reading “Celebrating Women: Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo”