I was invited to the Motivos Magazine Spring Launch Party yesterday and I had an amazing time! If you don't know Motivos Magazine is a bilingual magazine (English and Spanish) that is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a magazine that puts its value in informing people about the Latino community and culture. The magazine has four main categories that it focuses on Culture, Life, College and Career. This magazine prides itself on informing others and enriching and empowering youth around the country. The magazine is currently available in 37 states and over 900 schools! If you haven't heard or read this magazine I highly encourage you to go to motivosmag.com and order your own copy of the Spring Issue: Imagination Edition!
At the start of the party founder Jenée Chizick introduced herself to the crowd and gave background on the magazine and how it went from an idea to a reality. She then proceeded to show us a short video which was a compilation of clips of her speaking about the magazine and other students who were exposed to so many different opportunities through the magazine. I was very moved by everyone's words and the story and message behind what they are trying to accomplish and what they are accomplishing with their publications.
I really enjoyed how inclusive and open everyone was, even though the magazine is bilingual and promotes and informs about the Latino community. The publication itself is very inclusive in trying to showcase anyone who has drive and passion. This is very refreshing in a society where mainstream media is very superficial and idealistic. This magazine hits close to home because it discusses real and important issues while also showcasing real and talented people.
I cannot rave about this magazine enough. If you want to find out more, visit their website and follow them on social media! Instagram~Facebook~Twitter