Welfare mom with an entrepreneurial spirit: How my mom raised 5 leaders

In honor of my mother, Isabel Bautista who transitioned on April 11, 2021. How did she do it?  That’s a question I have heard from the time I was in grade school until now referring to my mother and her ability to raise five children, in public housing, while on public assistance,  and dealing with … More Welfare mom with an entrepreneurial spirit: How my mom raised 5 leaders

How to POP and Thrive at an Independent School as a POC!

This piece is written as part of the #52essays2017 challenge  initiated by Vanessa Martir. Currently we are on  week 28th  and I am on my 9th piece because life happens. $30,000!   My mouth opened wide in disbelief.   Do people really pay that much to send their kids to school?  I couldn’t believe it.  I was a sophomore in high … More How to POP and Thrive at an Independent School as a POC!

The Joy and Pain of Parenting: The Untold Story – Week 3/52 #52essays2017

Of all the roles that I play in life, for me, the most important one is the role of a mother. As far as I can remember I knew that one day I wanted to be a mother. There were so many things that my parents did that I made a mental note not to … More The Joy and Pain of Parenting: The Untold Story – Week 3/52 #52essays2017