Conversations

Showcasing personal interviews with famed faces, everyday women who make a difference in our society or tough topics that need addressing.

Embracing Irinés Vázquez and her Emigre

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What began as a childhood fascination for Irinés Vázquez is now her reality. After earning her degree in marketing from the University of Puerto Rico, she devoted herself to her passion resulting with international awards and vast recognition. Since her launch of Emigre, Vázquez has traveled the world in search of inspiration to keep her…

Autism, or Half a Haircut?

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We are sitting on the floor of the living room, him on a towel, me kneeling beside him. He’s holding the Ipad, because I had a dream that it would distract him and make this easier. It hasn’t. I have run the clippers—clumsily, inexpertly—over his left ear and a bit of his neck. He is…

To STEM-finity and Beyond with Saura Naderi

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Meet Saura Naderi, a 32-year-old career development specialist at Qualcom’s Thinkabit Lab. Naderi spends much of her time working with youth, helping them cultivate a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM.  With and engineering degree from UC San Diego under her belt, Naderi makes it her mission to challenge and…

Laura Sánchez, For the Love of Art, Oh Yeah and The Oscars

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Laura Sánchez is a worldwide Internet-celebrated-sensation who is discovering, uncovering, and defining the world of makeup art. Her path is filled with requests to appear on talk shows and red carpets, work on commercial campaigns, judge as an influencer, and more. As a solid contributor toward HuffPost Voces and Mamas Latinas, Sánchez from Colombian decent…

Who’s Eyes Do You Have?

Brown-hazel, with a slight hint of yellow, only when sunlight hits my eye, or you’ll find dark brown raisins at night. Wanting blue sky eyes or green meadow as the color was my wish, my constant dream. As I would sing to the highest with Amy Grant [as I heard her over the radio, of…

Is Nurturing the New Sexy?

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Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, psychologist and coach who specializes in helping career women create balanced, whole romantic relationships is the author of When Mars Women Date: How Career Women Can Love Themselves Into the Relationship of Their Dreams and The Mars Women in Relationships Workbook. She sits with the Chispa team and dives into answering the multitude…

Women, He is Serious

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In Women, Are You Serious, author and life coach Sharif K. Rasheed asks women to question their relationships with both self and others. Rasheed, 28, speaks to Chispa editor-in-chief, Mavian Arocha-Rowe on the purpose of his book, the journey, and more.  He believes happiness starts with awareness and honesty and wants to help women embrace…

In Celebration With Bobbi Brown Beauty Team Artist

John Hernandez_ Bobbi Brown_ Chispa Magazine

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is launching their new beauty counter this week at Macy’s in the Perimeter Mall. In celebration of the opening, Atlantans can book a complimentary, customized makeup lesson of their choice with Bobbi Brown Beauty Team Artist, John Hernandez. Before he and his team get busy teaching season techniques to hundreds, Hernandez shared some one-on-one time with Chispa Magazine, along with…

The Romina Files: Magic by Ethan Koh

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Born and raised in Singapore, Ethan Koh’s journey in the precious, sumptuous world of exotic skins began long before he was born. In the early 1900s, Koh’s great grandfather arrived in Singapore from the Far East and learned the craft of tanning and artisanship from a Brit. Developing the skill and attention of a master craftsman, he passed…

What Are the Traits of Millennial Givers in 2014?

With the start of the holidays upon us, many of us have turned our attention to the inevitable: Christmas shopping. Thanksgiving week starts the marathon off with Black Friday followed by Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. All three days are well-branded excuses to spend more money than you were planning on. The surge of…