Dominicans to Support In Reading, PA!

Feliz dia de la Independencia mi gente! *insert airhorn noise* *queue “platano con salami” song* As most Dominicans, I am very proud to be Dominican. As most people know, Dominicans are very proud to be Dominicans. Most of my peers remember Dominican Independence day back at Reading High. Kids flooding the streets with Dominicans colors,…

TWOI Presents: LOVE[LESS]: The Second Collection of Poems and Essays

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of my favorite holiday, I have brought back LOVE[LESS]! This year I’m honored to bring you 26 pieces about love and heartbreak. Thank you so much to all of the amazing writers who contributed a little piece of themselves for this project. I love you all so much. This is…

The West Reading Fashion Show

Last night I had the honor to attend the West Reading Fashion Show. I’ll be honest and say that I had no idea what to expect. As a girl from Reading, I don’t spend too much time in West Reading. Everything I need is right here in my city. But as a lover of clothing…

The Wonder of Ivy Presents: Who to Watch in 2019

Last year I created The Wonder of Ivy’s “Who To Watch” list because I felt like I did not see myself or my peers represented in our community. Day in and day out I saw so many of us grinding in our lanes and felt that I needed to use my platform to elevate us…

All Eyes on You – Clean Floors & More: Gil and Claudia Nazario

Last year, I created the “Who to Watch” list, which spotlighted 16 creatives or entrepreneurs from Reading, PA. In honor of the new list approaching, I followed up with the 2018 class to see what they’ve done since we started watching them. How has your company/ brand/ you grown? We’ve gotten closer to our goal…

All Eyes on You – Jordan “Jay” Rodriguez

Last year, I created the “Who to Watch” list, which spotlighted 16 creatives or entrepreneurs from Reading, PA. In honor of the new list approaching, I followed up with the 2018 class to see what they’ve done since we started watching them. How has your company/ brand/ you grown? My brand and company has grown…

All Eyes on You – Taliah Feldi

Last year, I created the “Who to Watch” list, which spotlighted 16 creatives or entrepreneurs from Reading, PA. In honor of the new list approaching, I followed up with the 2018 class to see what they’ve done since we started watching them. How has your company/ brand/ you grown? I have yet released my Natural…

The Importance of Great Friends

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” I first heard this line from Mr. Calloway, one of the vice principals at Reading High back in 2007. It has always stayed with me, but it wasn’t until recently that I was able to recognize the value of it. I have had a lot…

When It Comes To Jealousy

This was originally part of my 11/18/18 newsletter.  Click here to subscribe. This week I learned about an event that was recognizing people in our community. I saw the program and recognized a lot of people I love and admire. But I couldn’t help feeling disappointed that I was just learning about this event and that I…

One Year Anniversary

When people ask me what it’s like to be married, I always tend to respond “nothing has changed.” And for the most part, that’s true. Nothing changes in the way you think it will. There’s no dramatic transformation from boyfriend and girlfriend to husband and wife. You don’t suddenly start walking on air nor do…