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Stephanie Flor, Beauty Expert

Ep. 4 – Stephanie Flor, Founder of ATW Beauty and Celebrity Makeup Artist

Stephanie Flor

Today’s episode brings Stephanie Flor on the podcast to talk all things beauty. Stephanie knew from an early age what she wanted to do for a living and hasn’t let anything get in her way.

Find out how Stephanie by-passed the usual career track and pathways to achieve her dreams from jet-setting as a celebrity makeup artist to leading worldwide beauty tours, this is not an episode to miss. We find out from her how she manifests her goals and her current and future dreams. Also there are a few tips out there for the men who think this is just an episode aimed towards women!

If you are interested in joining one of Stephanie’s upcoming trips to Japan or Morocco or just want to follow her journey please checkout the links below.

Let me know your favorite part of the episode and your takeaways!!! As always thanks for your support and always listening! Make sure you subscribe on iTunes & Spotify!!!

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Ep. 1 – Introduction of the Platform Latino Podcast

Allow me to introduce the Platform Latino Podcast! This has been a work in progress and I am glad to have it finally launch. Listen to the first episode to find out who I am, what inspired me to start the podcast and my goals for the podcast.

I’m mixed with wonderful feelings from happiness, to share this with the world, to scared to see how it will be received. In the end I know sharing the stories of these amazing Latino/a’s will be a positive influence to all who listen.

Enjoy! Let me know what you liked most about the episode. If you know someone who would be a great guest please feel free to send me a message.

Thank You!

February: Month Long Challenge

28 Day Challenge

I am excited for the month of February because I have so many goals and plans on where to take Platform Latino and really level up. So to really kick off this month I have given myself a 30 day challenge! Well maybe not 30 days because February only has 28 days but it will give me a realizable goal to achieve for the month. The goal is to write a blog post every day of the month. (Don’t worry I will try my best to keep it interesting)

What are my goals for Platform Latino?

My goals for Platform Latino are to create a source for Latino encouragement. I want this brand to be a platform for Latinos both young and old to look and learn from for self-betterment. I will be writing articles on topics I have learned about the Latino culture as well as things I have found interesting in the past. Coming soon, I will start uploading an interview podcast, which I bring on Latinos from all walks of life to tell their success story.

How did I come up with the idea for Platform Latino?

One day I was asked what my ultimate goal in life was and I answered that I would want to leave a legacy of being an influential Latino that served as a role model for future generations. The follow up question to that was “Who are your role models?” – This really caught me off guard because I rambled off some names but I quickly realized none of them were Latinos.

It hit me later when I went home and was embarrassed that I couldn’t really name many mainstream Latino Leaders. I could easily name European, Caucasian and even African American heroes but when it came to my own background, I was at a loss for words.

I asked some friends of mixed cultures if they could name more than 5 mainstream Latino Leaders and many of them really couldn’t as easily as they could say African American Leaders. On a side note, there is no problem with having role models from different cultures I just felt that this was a gap in the education system that could be filled with just some awareness. This is where Platform Latino was cultivated. It’s my motivation to bring Latino Leaders to the mainstream and have their names be recognized as much as the Martin Luther King Jr.’s and the Malcolm X’s.

How can you join me on my journey?

There are a few ways you can follow and even help me on my journey:

  1. Social Media – you can click on the links below and follow the PL pages
    1. Instagram
    2. Facebook
    3. Twitter
  2. Write me an email so I can add you to the email list to let you know when our future podcasts will debut.
  3. Share with your friends – Word of mouth is the best way to get the word out. Plus I will be extremely grateful.

Muchisimas Gracias!

Thanks for reading and let me know if there are any topics, you want to learn more about or if you know of a Latino Leader that may be interested in being a guest on the podcast.

Black History Month

Happy Black History Month

Happy February 1st, as we hit the coldest month of the year, we also head into Black History Month. This month celebrates the accomplishments and history of African Americans and their contributions to the history of the United States.

How do they decide?

As I was thinking of what to write today, it made me wonder how they decide which month to celebrate what cause and I thought of Hispanic Heritage Month.

History of Hispanic Heritage Month

If you do not know, Hispanic Heritage Month is oddly not in just one month. Its spread between September & October (Sept 15 – Oct 15th). Why you ask? They chose these dates because of the national independence days that happen throughout Latin America starting with five countries on the 15th, followed by three more in the following 5 days.

In 1968, it started as Hispanic Heritage Week sponsored by Edward Roybal (Los Angeles politician) and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Twenty years later, it was expanded to 30 days, implemented by President Regan.

This blog/podcast is not only to share Hispanic/Latino contributions to American Society but it is also my journey to learn more about our history in this great country. If you think of all that was going on in the 1960’s in America to see the passing of a whole week dedicated to us is a major accomplishment.

Black History Month

Black History Month originated as “Negro History Week” in 1926 and wasn’t addressed by the U.S. President until the 1970’s. That is 50 years that it took to be recognized by our head of government. African Americans have come a long way to working towards equal rights and Latinos have been right behind them supporting them along the way but it also shows we have made great strides in a shorter time.

We share many similarities with the African American population that we are often marginalized and underrepresented in positions of power. Although Latinos have had many strides too because we come in so many shades of skin-color. I also feel that because of this natural distinction they have had to work harder fighting for their rights and to be recognized. In 1968, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. This prohibited the refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of their race, color, religion or national origin. It was monumental because it showed the federal government making strides to fair housing acts. Although it was a start, it still is in the works to making it a perfect system.

Same struggle united as one.

I would like to think if it was not for the civil rights movement and the actions taken by our African American cousins we, as Latinos, would not be in the same position as we are today. We should take a stand, march in equality, and take a moment to support and celebrate Black History Month, as it is part of our identity and history in the United States.