Be Heard. Be Seen. Be You.
Rebekah Jasso Jensen founded Sanara Skincare with the intention to bring healing to body, mind and soul through plant-based skincare that celebrates indigenous Latin American botanicals. Read about her founder story, entrepreneurial journey, and her natural, therapeutic skincare line that is cruelty free, free of synthetics, meets clean beauty standards and is safe, effective and non irritating, even for sensitive skin.
Yalitza Martinez is a 24-year-old Mexican American from Houston, TX. She's a first-generation college grad who received a Bachelor of Science for Bilingual Education K-6th from the University of Texas at Austin. Yalitza decided to become a bilingual teacher so that she could come back home to show the future generation that being bilingual is awesome and each of their own stories has a great value for their community. She takes pride in her culture, in being from a border town in Tamaulipas, her boots, her norteña accent, and the language that represents her family.
Mayra is a writer, toxic love coach, and Reiki practitioner helping women heal their toxic web within. She empowers women to love themselves and their bodies. After being stuck in her own toxic pattern, Mayra learned that the only way she was going to finally put a stop to these cycles was to start getting real, and conscious, about the real pain within.
Mayra lives in Los Angeles with her two boys and her Miniature Pinscher, Duke.
Laura was born and raised in Viña del Mar, Chile and moved to the US in 1992. Growing up in Chile gave her great exposure to the power of community, solidarity and helping those in need. Laura has been a corporate accounting professional for 20 years. She has served for over 5 years as an active board member of the Eli Home, a non-profit organization helping abused children and mothers, and has dedicated her life to community service.
Carolina Arenas is a first-generation Colombian American, born and raised in Queens, NY. She has a Masters in Social work and a bachelor in Forensic Psychology. Her passion for social work was what inspired her to open: Meraki Wayuu, a brand of handmade artisanal bags and accessories, sourced from the Wayuu Tribe of La Guajira, Colombia. Carolina wants to raise multicultural awareness, promote social justice and cultural preservation through economic fair trade. Through Meraki Wayuu, she is able to empower Colombian women artisans to share their stories and traditions and give the community the opportunity to shop with a purpose. Spiritú is honored to feature their Pom Pom Keychains/Bag Charms in the our Winter 2019 Box.
Maria Teresa Gomez is a full-time career woman by day and a baker by night. She has 22 years of experience in the shipyard industry in the accounting department for a small family owned business. Thanks to the support of her husband, children, family, friends, bosses, and customers, she has the opportunity to also work as her own boss with MKR Creations and do what she loves, baking. MKR Creations is her re-fuel and balance. As chaotic as times may be, she has learned to balance her full time job by day, MKR Creations by night and being a loving and effective working mother and wife to her boys.