Libby Juliá-Vázquez

Founder of the upcoming online destination for progressive Latinas, More than Latina, Libby Juliá-Vázquez is a communications professional specializing in writing, editing, and social media, as well as web content creation and strategy.

Blending her online magazine and communications experience with 10+ years in higher education, she is the curriculum developer for, and facilitating of workshops in writing, blogging, and social media branding. She also shares her knowledge by providing professional guidance to emerging bloggers and non-profits such as Las Fotos Project.

Libby has been named a Latina social media influencer, and was a 2013 nominee for the Social Revolución Award in The Mobilizer category for her work in online community organizing. A passionate community activist, she serves as Volunteer Leader with Chicago Cares, advocates for her Humboldt Park, Chicago community through the sharing of positive stories, and has also served as a mentor, tutor, and trainer with programs such as the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Boys & Girls Club.

Her personal blog, Moments in My Head, chronicles her life, thoughts, and other passions.

Breaking up with vanity

I suppose that vanity has been my friend since childhood. I don't necessarily remember the start of our relationship, but I'm told countless stories about how, in spite of my crippling shyness, I would visit my neighbors in Puerto Rico in whatever new dress or outfit I had at the moment, simply to tell them "Me veo bonita" (I look pretty), a statement, not a question....more

A Love Letter to My Body

I sat in the semi-crowded train a few days ago, oblivious to the people around me, trying to send a text before we went underground. Text message sent, still above ground, I  looked up and realized that people were staring in my direction. I looked down, and I saw my cleavage. Feeling a bit of discomfort at the thought that they may be staring at me because of it, I pulled my blouse up to ensure that I was fully covered. I looked up again, everyone was still staring in my direction, but not at me at all....more
@jenlbosse It's sadly a long struggle. I have to say that getting older has helped. :)more