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Reverb 10 Challenge: Day 29 (Defining Moment)

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Reverb 10 Challenge: Day 29 (Defining Moment)

DECEMBER 29 – DEFINING MOMENT: Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year.

My defining moment was definitely the moment I found out Tia Argentina passed away. There I was on stage introducing a performer. It was my third Lovemionline Glorious Sex Showcase but there was nothing glorious about the event. I had lost money. Not enough people attended or purchased drinks, which meant I lost a $400 bar deposit. Then I got the call, right before going back on stage. I remembered wanting to run to the hospital. I remember looking around at the small group of people who were gathered, the creative performers that I was helping to shine, and thinking: what am I doing with my life? My aunt had just lost hers after being comatose for three months, unable to express any angst, happiness, dreams, or pain. I didn’t want to live a life where I didn’t express my shine. I didn’t want to be silenced, pretending I was happy behind the scenes.

After the news, we went to the hospital. So many sorrowful tears were shed. Just typing this makes me cry. The next few days were the toughest I experienced but they made me stop bullshitting and making excuses. A week later I unplugged Lovemionline.com and canceled all future events. I decided to focus on me and hone my talents. I came from behind the scenes and am now shining as bright as the sun.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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