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Reverb 10 Challenge: Day 7 (All About Community)

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Reverb 10 Challenge: Day 7 (All About Community)

Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

I’ve discovered a community within my family. I’ve grown closer to them since the death of my Tia and cherish them so much more. Now, I make time for them and nurture my kinship, especially with my immediate family. I’ve learned that though having a community of friends, neighbors, colleagues, and fellow artists is special, there is nothing like family.

As for 2011, I hope to continue strengthening my family ties. I also want to expand my network of creative innovators, but only those who are doing something, not harping about their dreams. I feel that ambition rubs off on me. Call it competition or envy, but when I’m in a room filled with energized, intelligent, accomplished, and connected go-getters, I want to do just as much if not more. Like Jay-Z, I’m going to start bonding with rich folk! Starving artists who are literally starving, unmotivated, and in need of a push need not apply. And I don’t say that to be mean, pepitas! I just refuse to investing my energy on stagnant projects and individuals. I’ve done so for far too long, especially when building Latinas Unite to Write. It was so disappointing to work with talented women who did not give their all. Something as simple as attending a monthly meeting or emailing their creative works of art for critique for said meetings was too much for some of the members. It saddened me and the group ultimately became a burden. I mean, who wants to hold a grown ass woman’s hand every step of the creative way? Not I!

So that’s where I am and where I will be. Like my momma always says,Dime con quien andas y te dire que eres.” And I, pepitas, am going to ride with creative, successful superstars because that’s who I am.

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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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