I feel that as a human being on this God given earth you haven’t really lived until you have done something for someone else and worked towards a cause that is greater than you. Centered is here for just that, a cause greater than me. It’s most important project is to help displaced women and girls.
Displacement is a major issue worldwide, particularly in my home country Colombia. There are some astoundingly negative effects and consequences for women that find themselves in this unfortunate situation. I decided that I wanted to be a part of the solution to this problem. Lending my voice as an advocate to help displaced women anywhere in anyway is my goal.
The other focus of Centered is my perspective on what it means to be an Afro Latina woman. As many of you know may know(or not), I am Colombian but most importantly I am black. I have always been proud to be a black Colombian woman, and Centered is a space to not only showcase my pride, but to touch on topics, some light and some heavy, that other women and young girls can relate to. This is a place where women will be celebrated not just through my lens but from time to time, films that celebrates brown, black and all women alike.
To me this blog is my “why not?”, it is my fearlessness shining through. It is a place where I can talk about the things that I am passionate about and important parts of me that I proudly embrace that keep me balanced. Centered is a part of my decision to be someone that ‘happens’ to life and not just let life ‘happen’ to me. I hope that others get inspired to do the same, to pursue their passions, embrace themselves and do something for the greater good. I hope it inspires others to find their balance, if they haven’t already.