Featured Author – Serena SchreiberJune 20, 2015
First published in third grade, Serena Schreiber started life in Brooklyn, New York but has also lived in Miami, Florida; London, England and Bremen, Germany. After a narrow escape from the corporate world and other misadventures, she became a children’s author and educator.
While teaching arts-integrated literacy, she discovered her lifelong fascination had a name. STEAM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math. In her middle-grade fiction series, Finn’s Fast Books, Serena explores real life technology. Her supernatural work-in-progress is a young adult novel set in Brooklyn.
Read on to learn more about this amazing author and educator!..
KWAK ANNIVERSARY EXCLUSIVE: KwaK chops it up with Adriana LimaMarch 11, 2015
Adriana Lima is a world-renowned supermodel, known best for gracing the runways as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and being a spokesmodel for Maybelline Cosmetics. What most people don’t know about the 33-year old beauty is that she is multiracial, having Caribbean, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Native American and African heritage. Continue reading →
Wepa NYCJanuary 28, 2015
WEPA NYC was created by Andrea Zalkin & Rosey Vaughan in Brooklyn, New York. Their love for fashion, art, music, and their respective hispanic backgrounds inspired them to create the WEPA NYC brand.WEPA NYC is a street culture brand with Latina flavor. Continue reading →
Featured Artist: Elíz CamachoJanuary 28, 2015
American singer/songwriter and actress Elíz (e-leese) Camacho, born Elizabeth Marie Camacho, on March 10, 1991, in Hinsdale, Illinois, is an American singer/songwriter and actress. Elíz is of Puerto Rican, African American, and Native American (Cherokee) ancestry. With various styles ranging from “belting pipes” to “melodious harmony “, with a petite stature, Elíz’s electrifying charisma is the epitome of what can best be described as “lightning in a bottle” artistry.
Everyday People: Cindy Bautista-Thomas ~ Licensed Clinical Social WorkerJanuary 28, 2015
Featured Artist: Laura TrentNovember 8, 2014
Laura Trent is an American-Italian singer-songwriter ablaze with passion. Her choruses are forceful, emotional, eye-opening; she sings with uncommon authority, and her stories have the stamp of authentic experience. At the same time, she can wrap her sinuous lower-register around a quiet verse, and draw her listeners into an intimate kind of contact. “WISH ME WELL,” published in 2009, is her debut album. It builds from a whisper to a shout, and both extremes are rendered with uncommon intensity. She’s one with a taste for cinematic arrangements. Her songs are moody, mysterious, and builds to an engrossing climax. Laura Trent’s storytelling is colorful and dramatic, too – she’s not afraid to be direct or confessional, and the temptation she faces feels palpable.
KwaK Feature: Nancy Arroyo RuffinNovember 5, 2014
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin is an award-winning author and motivational speaker. She’s also a devoted wife and loving mother. But what makes us love her is that she is a champion for women’s empowerment and preserving the richness of Latino culture. Continue reading →
Q & A Wednesday: In the film industry, where are less women working?September 24, 2014
Five for Finding: The Evil EyeSeptember 17, 2014
We are, every one of us, mothers to an unruly family: the members of a collectively-mismatched but individually-cherished brood of children who comprise our jewelry box. Feather earrings–the free-spirited daughter, barefoot, running through a hydrant on a summer day. A pearl choker–studious, future-minded, voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” Each her own person, they’re both reflections of influences past as well as projections of our ability to nurture through to maturity pride and self-confidence. Continue reading →