How Harry Potter Gets Me Through Darkness

Nia Wilson was the last straw. I know that it shouldn’t have taken so long but it did. She was the last straw in my silence. My silence up to this point was about self-preservation. I thought it was the only way to take care of myself. To help myself heal from the constant bombardment of what’s going on in the world. At one point, one that I can’t put my finger on, it all became too much. I shut down. I hadn’t realized it until I saw the news about Nia all over my Facebook and Instagram feeds.

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Health and Weight: Why One Does Not Equal The Other

As we move into hotter, poolside weather, I've been seeing a lot of images and memes regarding "beach bodies". I'm pretty sure we've all heard that term, right? Usually in the context of not being beach body ready or summer body ready. Which usually means that you see yourself as fat and that it's unacceptable to be fat during a time when clothes go from pants to bathing suits.

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The Complicated Identity of Latinx Vegans

I had a wonderful conversation with a fellow Latina vegana after one of my yoga classes. We went to have a yummy vegan meal and just talked. It was great to have someone understand the struggle of being vegan, from both sides. I felt it so relevant that I decided to write about the complexity of being a Latina Vegana.

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Sugar Free for 30 Days: What Did I Learn

I went sugar free for 30 days. Well, let me clarify I went "added sugar-free" for 30 days because fruits have sugar and I love fruit! And fruits are good for you. I don't care what people say. But you might be thinking, "but Ivonne, you love donuts! How did you survive??" and you would be right. I love donuts and survival was only by a thread. 

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