Fri(yay) Lovin’ #1

Another week has come and gone! Hope it was as fruitful for you as it has been for me.

So I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers doing a weekly round-up of things they love — like books, health and travel tips — and calling it “Loving Lately Friday” or “Things I’m loving…” so I’m going to jump on the bandwagon because I love too many things and I don’t have enough time to dedicate a post to each!

I found sweet swim caps for my nieces at Warby Parker on Wynwood.


Revista Moi
: I’m only able to get my hands on this magazine when I’m in Mexico so this week I took the plunge and subscribed digitally. I love it because instead of the typical “how to lose weight in five days,” “27 sex tips that will turn your life upside down,” and “get this entire wardrobe because you look like a frumpy old grandmother in that sweater” articles, Moi focuses on health, humor, love and sex in a more personal and human way. Let’s just say that I don’t feel like I need to hit up the gym every time I pick up the magazine. Plus, it’s in Spanish (sorry, non-Hispanic friends…)! Like I said, the print edition is only available in Mexico but you can download the app on your iPad or iPhone and enjoy the issue for just $1.99.


Podcasts: These bad boys got me through my return flight from Brazil and on my drive to Miami this week. The first podcast I’m hooked on is Modern Love (which has nothing to do with that awkward-as-hell column, Savage Love as I initially thought). Through essays, Modern Love explores the ups and downs of the different ways in which people deal with love and loss. Each episode has a celebrity narrator which in the past have included Jason Alexander, America Ferrera and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The second podcast I’m currently lovin’ is Nerdette, which allows the listener to geek out with the hosts over books, music and current events. It is also a kind of feminist/female empowerment podcast and before you roll your eyes and go, “another feminist… Just what we need…” check out this quote from Maisie Williams:

 

daaaaang, son!

 


Lizzie Velasquez
: I had the honor and the privilege to hear her speak at the Hispanicize conference in Miami.


Born with a rare congenital disease that impedes her from gaining weight, Lizzie Velasquez turned her situation into an opportunity to help others. You would think that after stumbling upon a video of herself online and reading the negative comments on it, she would have quickly turned into an agoraphobic looney (which is what would have happened to me). Instead, it empowered her to make a change and speak out against bullying and overcoming. She’s authored three books, appeared on a documentary and shows no signs of stopping any time soon! Check out her TEDxAustinWomen talk here.

 

I was able to meet and chat with her for a bit after the conference! #imwithlizzie

 


Well brochachos this was fun but I’m outie! Any podcast recommendations for my drive back? 


xx

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