Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. ~
My two years with Being Latino afforded me too many amazing opportunities to name here—proof that if you work hard, you’re rewarded in kind. Beyond being a part of creating an online magazine and attending an awards show in Miami are the connections I made to people who continue to inspire me every day. One of those people is my friend, Irma Sanchez.
A BL fan in Chicago, she volunteered to help spread the word in the city. You know how sometimes you meet or talk to a person and immediately know you want to be friends? That was how I felt about Irma. She was just so sweet, something I can’t always manage to be, and so willing to do whatever was needed to help.
Fast forward almost two years, and she’s become one of my closest friends; a constant source of support and encouragement. She has a story of perseverance that I feel everyone needs to hear. It’s been a lot of pushing and nagging on my end, but she FINALLY did it, she started her blog.
I won’t reveal anymore. I invite you to click on over and read her first post and feel her courage as she reveals her ‘secret,’ and learn exactly why her constant cheeriness inspires me to try to be less cynical. Her world is truly held together by duct tape, and she makes it work!