Silvina Jover-Cirillo

Interculturalist | Educator | Strategist - My B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Global Affairs reflect my research interest in women's studies, sociology, and the study of cultures. I'm a mom and a wife, who loves visiting new places with my family. 

Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is an eerie month, filled with monsters, mummies, and the macabre. But while the occasional witch or skeleton might freak you out, one must concede that there are indeed more frightening things -- such as finding out your child will be born with spina bifida. And yet, each day in the U.S., an average of eight families welcome a child with spina bifida into the world. ...more
Laurita, you are such an inspiration! I give thanks that, somewhere... somehow... we crossed ...more

Tailgate Wisdom: A Relationship Is Like A Truck

You have a truck. You put fuel twice a week. The spark plugs ignite the fuel and cause combustion. This causes it to go. The oil lubricates all the engine components and makes things run smoothly. This takes maintenance. This takes thought. This takes work. You forget to maintain any one of these and your truck breaks down. The same thing goes for your relationship. ...more
Loved your story! Loved the way you told it! more

BlogHer at Home Giveaway #1: The BlogHer ’12 Swag Bags!

It's been two weeks since BlogHer at Home for BlogHer 2012 kicked off, and things are going great. There are hundreds more followers, some fun chatter already, and excitement about sharing in the fun of the BlogHer Conference experience from wherever you happen to live. We know though, that while this Twitter community will be something special, there's nothing quite like being at a BlogHer Conference. So along with connecting and sharing from the comfort of our laptops or on the go on your smartphone, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of the 3-D conference experience to you. This means we have some prizes, by the way. We hear you might like those....more
 @All That Makes You I had to go back to my comment to check how long I've been reading your ...more

BlogHer at Home Giveaway #1: The BlogHer ’12 Swag Bags!

It's been two weeks since BlogHer at Home for BlogHer 2012 kicked off, and things are going great. There are hundreds more followers, some fun chatter already, and excitement about sharing in the fun of the BlogHer Conference experience from wherever you happen to live. We know though, that while this Twitter community will be something special, there's nothing quite like being at a BlogHer Conference. So along with connecting and sharing from the comfort of our laptops or on the go on your smartphone, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of the 3-D conference experience to you. This means we have some prizes, by the way. We hear you might like those....more
You can find my tweet here: https://twitter.com/LatinaComm/status/229014900041736192more

BlogHer at Home Giveaway #1: The BlogHer ’12 Swag Bags!

It's been two weeks since BlogHer at Home for BlogHer 2012 kicked off, and things are going great. There are hundreds more followers, some fun chatter already, and excitement about sharing in the fun of the BlogHer Conference experience from wherever you happen to live. We know though, that while this Twitter community will be something special, there's nothing quite like being at a BlogHer Conference. So along with connecting and sharing from the comfort of our laptops or on the go on your smartphone, we thought it would be nice to bring a little bit of the 3-D conference experience to you. This means we have some prizes, by the way. We hear you might like those....more
Awesome! Just found out about the @BlogHerAtHome initiative. I'm sad because I won't be able to ...more

Do I Hear Flushing?

It’s easier to get a job if you have job.  At least that’s what I’ve always been told.  To be honest, it has never really seemed that easy to get a job if I’m currently employed.  Mainly because I’m too busy working to put much time and energy into looking for another gig.  Not to mention the difficulty trying to have confidential calls with recruiters or potential employers, especially while working in cubicle-land. ...more
An amazingly timely post for me! I quit my job 3 weeks ago and I'm scheduled to work until the ...more

NaBloPoMo November 2011 Badge

The official badge for November. ...more
I'm obviously new to the NaBloPoMo initiative :) Will this happen this year, too?   Thanks!more