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Spiritú is honored to feature keychains, handmade by local female textile artisans from Ollantaytambo and Kuelap, Peru. We are proud to support these artisans through Sustainable Preservation Initiative (SPI). SPI empowers local entrepreneurs (over 85% of whom are women) to alleviate poverty and preserve their past by creating jobs that are dependent on the preservation of cultural heritage sites. Read more and watch the video here!
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Michelle Morales, M.S., is a coach and the creator of Dance Warriors, a program dedicated to empowering women through the art of dance. She uses her extensive knowledge in psychology and dance to help women become aware of any destructive thought patterns, develop empowering beliefs, and make peace with their inner critic. Through her one-on-one coaching, she guides women to step into their power and become their own “shero.” 


Michelle shares tips for feeling confident this summer along with her summertime go-to’s!

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Susan Stipcianos began her career in 1992 with Univision Television Network as reporter and Associate Producer for Onda Max. She then worked in National Press and Publicity at Sony Music and went on to become Director of Universal Music’s Latino National Press Department. In 2002 she began her entrepreneurial journey when she launched The Dream Team Agency with her partner. A Public Relations firm focused on the Latin market, some of her clients have included Pitbull, Don Omar, and brands like Tommy Hilfiger, TRESemmé, Clarins, and Beautycounter. Susan has also been recognized for her work as an expert lifestyle collaborator for CNN en Español, Univision, Hola USA, and Diario de las Americas, to name a few.

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Hilda Gutierrez is a multi-Emmy winning journalist. She is currently a news anchor and investigative reporter with Telemundo Chicago and an NBC 5 collaborator. Some of her works include pieces on the brutality inside the L.A. Sheriff's prisons, and the cost of sexual harassment by city officials. Gutierrez, who is of Mexican origin grew up in Los Angeles, where she also started her career as a producer, reporter, and anchor before moving to Chicago in 2017. Apart from news, her other passion is travel. Through her journalistic work, she hopes to inspire people to leave their comfort zones and learn about other cultures and beliefs through travel.

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Founded in 1973 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists. Their multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower the community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.

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Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant / Anti-Perspirant has become part of my daily self care ritual and it’s easy to understand why it’s such a cult classic. To me, it’s the perfect combination of effectiveness and elegance. Here are a few reasons I’ve become a total convert . . .

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Rochelle Newman-Carrasco credits her NYC, Lower East Side upbringing for her love of culture, humor, and language. She is an award winning playwright, a published author, and actress. She is also recognized for her award winning work in US Latinx marketing. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Carlos and dog Squink.
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Our Head of Content and Latin American Partnerships, Davina Ferreira, was born in Miami, Florida but grew up in Medellin, Colombia. She attended UC Irvine where she received her B.A. in Fine Arts, Drama. After graduating, Ferreira worked in Los Angeles as a theatre actor with the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. After writing her own play, Illyria, she began to write her first book, Take Me With You/Llévame Contigo, a bilingual compilation of short stories and poems of love. Her second book, Finding My ALEGRIA is an inspirational memoir, which she hopes will motivate young entrepreneurs around the world to pursue their dreams regardless of their circumstances. In 2012 she launched her luxury bilingual magazine, ALEGRIA.
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Ashley Campuzano is an actress and entrepreneur. She discovered her passion in the performing arts at a young age and began her career in the entertainment industry at the age of 12. In 2014, Ashley graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a bachelor's degree in Communications. Ashley's most recent acting project is as Tiffany Ramos on the Emmy nominated series "East Los High"; an exclusive HULU original series with a full Latino cast. She is also the founder of Zano Activewear and her On-The-Go bag is featured in the Spiritú Spring Box.

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Originally from Mexico, Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her life before and after crossing the border as a child. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), was released on October 2018 and focuses on her experience as a first-generation university student and an aspiring writer. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies, which were published to critical acclaim.
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Dailyn Santana is a spoken word artist, actress, and mental health advocate. She collaborates on a series of vlogs, podcasts, and media news sites doing interviews on mental health advocacy; where she also shares pieces of her spoken word. She has traveled across the country with her poetry and has spoken on many panels where she shares her experiences as a person living with bipolar 1 disorder. She has worked with youth and adults living with mental illness. She believes her purpose is to inspire by opening her heart and sharing her story in creative and out-of-the box ways.
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