Why You Should Be Watching ‘The Bold Type’

So many shows I’ve watched all through high school and college are coming to an end. From Game of Thrones to Teen Wolf, I’m searching for new shows to watch.

I’ve been a big fan of Freeform (previously ABC Family) shows. Some have successfully made it through seasons (Pretty Little Liars) and others have fallen short (Jane By Design). So, I decided to take a chance on The Bold Type.

The Bold Type centers around three friends who all work at a women’s magazine name Scarlet. This new America drama show was inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles.

I’m at a time of my life where I’m feeling hopeless on my future. This show gives me motivation and inspiration to continue working towards my goals. For starters, Jane Sloan, Kat Edison and Sutton Brady all remind me of myself.

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My Take On ’13 Reasons Why’

I decided to finally watch the anticipated Netflix series 13 Reasons Why which aired on March 31st. I remember reading the book a few years ago and enjoying it.

Now I realize, I was enjoying it for the wrong reasons.

News was circling around how graphic the show was and I was curious if I remember the book at all. After watching all thirteen episodes, I understood what everyone was saying and many questions starting with:

What was the creators of the show’s target audience? Did they really take account the sensitivity of the topics?
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4 Puerto Ricans Who Motivate Me

When I was an intern at Latina Magazine I had the opportunity to be in a focus group where representation was the main discussion. I found myself thinking about role models in the Latino community I grew up with and found my mind going blank. I never felt connected or represented in the media.

Everyone talked about Jennifer Lopez, but I couldn’t relate. Of course I grew up listening to Jennifer Lopez and falling in love with the biopic of Selena, but I never felt a close connection.

But last year, I began to find people I can look up to. Whether it was individuals, tv shows or even books, I found myself learning more about my culture, myself and my aspirations.

I thought of these four individuals who’ve motivated me in some point in my life in becoming a powerful, successful Latina:

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Music Monday!

I am very bad at finding new music. I have been listening to the same albums for a couple of months now and I can’t seem to move on from them. It’s been a while since I updated my iPod, so I rely heavily on Spotify.

Spotify has created the best playlists for every mood I’m feeling. I began searching through them for new music. I spend most of my time looking through the Mood & Chill playlists where there’s even more options to choose from.
When I’m blogging, I like to listen to the Deep Focus playlist. Every song is instrumental, which gives me the chance to write and listen without getting distracted. I’ve also listened to Sunday Lounge that brings a nice relaxing sound into the room and sometimes helps me fall asleep at night.

But returning back to my first thought, there are a few great albums I’ve been listening for the past couple of months. Continue reading “Music Monday!”

My Broadway Secret

So I lied. I am a big fat liar because I promise you that I wouldn’t miss a week and I did.

I’m stressed already yet no one could really tell. Today, I was so tired and gave up on life. (Not literally) I think the difficulty of college is catching up to me and it sucks that I feel like I’m not trying my best.
 
But this post is not about that. It’s about something more fun and happy. 
 
Sunday, I came back home to see my friends and family in the city. I made it my mission to see Newsies. I’ve seen the movie two summers ago and ever since I heard of it’s existence on broadway I knew I had to see it. 

Before I go any further, I will explain three ways you can see broadway shows at a cheap price.