Posts tagged las morenas de espana
To Be Black, a Woman, and a Fulbright Scholar

We all assume that living abroad challenges you on a physical level, since you are moving yourself to a new country, but the mental challenges are often forgotten. Aside from the expected such as language barriers or apartment searching, any identities you have in your home country can clash at any moment whether it’s gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. Sometimes you’ll be yearning for that siesta! For me, navigating spaces as a black woman and an American were second-nature. To add “Fulbright English Teaching Assistant” and “U.S Cultural Ambassador” was challenging when interacting with Spaniards and Americans alike.

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Get Paid to Write: 25 Sites Every Freelance Writer Should Bookmark

In an ideal world, as a writer or blogger, you spend most of your time writing and creating excellent content. However, in reality, much of your time is spent looking for places to pitch your ideas to as well as promoting your work. Finding opportunities to share your writing online is simple enough but identifying reputable platforms that pay can be more of a challenge. Here are 25 sites to bookmark!

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What to Expect When Traveling to Spain: Culture & Etiquette

When you travel abroad, recognizing the cultural context in which you'll be entering should be a top priority. Why? You'll only be visiting for X amount of time! Right? Wrong. It's vital to be aware of the cultural context of your destination because not following said rules-- whether spoken or written-- can make for an uncomfortable or even lousy holiday.

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What is Intersectionality? (And Why Should You Care?)

Intersectionality. We’ve all heard the heard the term. In the most recent years, we’ve seen it plastered all over socially conscious forums, hashtagged in social media posts, shouted from the titles of feminist blog posts, celebrated, vilified, proclaimed proudly, and mired in controversy and confusion by we the people of the interwebs, ad nauseam. But what is intersectionality, exactly, and more importantly, why is it important?

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5 Reasons to Do Yoga

I know over the years yoga became the trendy thing to do and maybe even the cool, new buzzword. As a dedicated yogi, I’m here to assure you that the benefits of yoga are real and, if done regularly, something your body and even your mind will begin to crave. I have to warn you though; the side effects from a yoga high are very real.

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"What The Health": How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

According to Ryan Andrews, "the average American eats approximately 222 pounds of meat per year. This does not include seafood." So it's no wonder that vegetarianism is on the rise. Here's the breakdown:

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Las Morenas de España featured on NowThis News

Anyone who's ever opened Facebook, Twitter or Instagram has probably heard of Now This.
 Just in case you're not in the loop, NowThis News is a digital platform that reaches hundreds of thousands of people daily via social media. They're a key game-changer in how we as people read and comprehend both the news and popular culture.

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Mindful Exercise? Here's How To Make The Most Of Your Next Run

Who says you can’t meditate while you run? One of the first lessons I learned when I joined my high school cross-country team was how to remain in control of my body and run mindfully. Mindful running and meditation are important because without focusing your energy and maintaining control of your body, running becomes monotonous and miserable.

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