Monday, January 21, 2013

Hi #Orgullosa, Is your Skirt Well Positioned?

Some writing challenges seem so conceptually easy that they ideally should write themselves. This time, while I have a lot to say, I'm not exactly sure I know where to begin. So I will start with the question: Is Your Skirt Well Positioned? In Spanish there is a saying 'Mujeres con La Falda Bien Puesta' which in English Translates to, "women with their skirts well positioned'. This actually goes beyond the positioning of your skirt, that is just the literal translation the real translation is that of a women with pride within herself. A strong, proud woman that can always hold her head up high. The word 'Orgullosa' translates to 'Proud', sometimes people give the word 'Orgullosa' a negative connotation that comes closer to translating to 'Vain', but it really means Proud in the sense of Pride. And now, being 'Orgullosa' isn't just being about being 'proud', it's an actual movement! A community of progressive, confident Latina Women who now have an online platform to seize their limitless potential through the transformative power of community and the rapid fire pace of social media helping to spread the message. 

Defining Orgullosa: 

Being 'Proud' is different things to different people, from the way you conduct yourself from day to day, the decisions you make and obstacles you surmount. The feeling that is left behind when you accomplish something everyone told you wasn't possible. It's that woman who 'strives' and not just 'survives'.

The Orgullosa Movement: offers Latinas a platform for peer-to-peer interaction, from daily conversation to opportunities to contribute to the community at large. It is a destination that focuses on best-in-class brands and solutions for her changing and busy lifestyle.

Aspiring to Inspire:

In my family we learned at an early age that helping others was important, that you move forward when you help others to do the same!

Last year one of the communities and ambassadorships I played a part of had the opportunity to help in the judging component of a 25K scholarship to an aspiring young Latina. For me it was a source of pride to help a young person realize their dream of going to College. When I went to College there weren't as many opportunities as readily available. I worked very hard in High School, and did land some Scholarship Funding, but I also worked 2 part time jobs: one on campus, and one off-campus, to get through College. In the end I think that degree meant more to me because I had to work very hard to achieve it!

Left: Ascending Butterfly, College Graduation, Right: Mama Butterfly, Both of us were super 'Orgullosa' that day!

My 'Orgullosa' Moments:

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ My first television appearance when I was in Kindegarten! (I was destined for *Stardom*)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ President of the Chess Team 3 years running! (Cute Nerds RULE!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Graduating College! (My entire family was proud of that moment!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Writing for a newspaper! (When my first article made the front page, I definitely let out a WEPA!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Film Critic! (I'll never forget my first Press Junket!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Reaching the title of "President" in Corporate America and running the entire NorthEast Division

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Now owning the Title of 'Founder'

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Surviving a year I was told I wouldn't even get to ring in, and now ringing in another!

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Finally making my first official 'VLOG' in front of the camera instead of just behind it (with super awesome television personality and celeb stylist Robert Verdi no less!)

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ When my first Twitter Party 'Trended' :-)

Join The Movement/Get Social With It:

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 'Like' Orgullosa on Facebook

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Join The Orgullosa Community

 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Follow the @Orgullosa movement on Twitter using the hashtag #Orgullosa

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FTC Disclosure: I am participating in a Sponsored Post on behalf of Procter & Gamble via The Niche Mommy Network, however all opinions are 100% my own!


  1. I love your Orgullosa Moments!! Great job!! The list will get even longer soon. ;)

    1. @Maria - aw, you made me blush! :)

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  2. Ok, you convinced me. Even though I'll need a Spanish/English dictionary, I'm gonna sign up- sounds like a good place to be. BB2U

    1. @Bohemian Babushka - You can always Google Translate any web page to view it in English! :)

      It's nice having an online home where we are actually celebrated for who we are!

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

  3. Tracy - I LOVED this post and the chronological order of your achievements. You have certainly EARNED the right to be "Orgullosa"!

    1. @Amanda O. - Thank you! I loved writing it, sometimes it's nice to just stop and reflect on how far you have come instead of focus on what it is you don't have.

      ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ