Author: Maribel

Bilingual digital media and marketing pro | blogger| foodie | fashionista | philanthropist #NotTheCoolGirl

¡Vamonos! Time for a Diferente Life

My dear friends! I am so excited that the time has come for a new chapter and a new perspective on life. I am beyond grateful for all of your support throughout the life-span of this blog. And I hope you will understand that it’s time to move forward. I am saying “adios” to not the cool girl, and “hola”…

Stop calling it “guac”! A gastronomical peek at the Appropriation of Mexican Culture.

{WARNING: This post is full of fun facts and learning opportunities, read at your own risk.}  Lately, it seems that cultural appropriation has become more popular than the Kardashian crew around here. I’ve mentioned this gripe of mine before, when I sort of complain about how “el Día de los Muertos” is our thing and how obnoxious it is that…

Feminism is Dying

During our recent relocation, I’ve discovered some new things to keep me entertained while we waited for our furniture and household goods to arrive. A process that took much longer than we expected. Luckily, Doug had a small fold-down stool in the trunk of his car that we shared for sitting. At the moment, our bed is a mattress on…

DO SOMETHING!

So today I learned that Facebook is not the best place to have HONEST discussions about touchy subjects. Much like Twitter is not the best source of fake news. I do hope that if nothing else comes from my writing, I inspire people to have open and honest dialogue with one another, in a respectful way.

The Other Woman

    It was after lunch on a random Saturday afternoon, Doug and I were driving back from Trader Joe’s. When Doug said something like: “You know that chick (pardon my husband) who’s Instagram famous for doing nothing?” “Which one?” I answered rolling my eyes. “The annoying one who posts suggestive pictures of herself and works out all the time.” Again…

Successful Losers Make The Best Winners

“Be a winner!” From the moment we are born we are told by our parents, our teachers, sports, cartoons, and every reality TV show, that winning is good and losing is bad. Winners get sexy full page spreads on magazines and losers get their most unflattering photo, usually, a mugshot retweeted five million times. Because when you’re winning, everyone wants…