I am the founder of Marilyn & More , a blog about my adventures as a mom, entrepreneur and influencer. I also work as the Booking Coordinator at Outloud Marketing (love it!), and as a daily live broadcast host on the app Bigo Live where I do anything from just talking, to cooking or even DIYs all while getting paid and interacting with people all over the world. I’m going on my 6th-month broadcasting now and have over 100k followers now! I also run my small business called The Party Shack where I rent things out for parties such as tables, chairs, bounce house, etc. I’m working on a 2nd business now but it’s still in the early process!
Houston is an enormous city filled with a lot of different cultures so finding a small, but powerful group called Houston Latina Bloggers really helped me get my name and blog out to a lot of people within the community. Being invited to different events and being able to network with a lot of different bloggers and business owners helps tremendously with exposure!
As a blogger, I have met so many kind and helpful women in Houston! I love how everyone shares information with each other as well as advice for women who are starting out their blogs. I have been able to learn so much about blogging by putting myself out there and going to events or reaching out to other bloggers on Instagram. Most of the women I have reached out to are so friendly and it really feels like community over competition. Which I love so much!
Houston has been so welcoming! I literally have been on mom duty 24/7 and have only been able to get connected through social media outlets with other women. I have great appreciation for my Latina roots and was really excited after joining The Houston Latina Bloggers Group! It is filled with entrepreneurs, bloggers, and Latinas who support one another! Thru them I have been able to build my name as an illustration artist.
I have found tons of support in the Houston community, from friends to local groups that have asked me to speak, as well as corporations that have brought me in to help their employees deal with stress. This goes to show how much these tools are needed!
Houston’s neighborhood community feels like home to me now. I go out and love bumping into people that I’ve met through networking or who follow my blog. It sincerely makes me want to cry happy tears when I think it’s almost been 9 years of living in a new country. I’m so grateful for the diverse and amazing friendships I’ve made in this city and for the continuous support I get from fellow people in the industry.