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Amber Gonzales Vargas

About Amber Gonzales Vargas

Amber is an editorial intern with HerAgenda. She is a recent graduate from U.C. Berkeley who is positively persistent and looks to empower and inspire millennials to own their future. You can reach Amber on Twitter @ambersvida

Here’s What Happened When I Told People I’d Be Working On A Team of All Women

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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Post-Graduation Reflections: The Value of Seeking and Waiting For Your Right Move

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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Spring Break 2016: Ideas That Break The Mold, Change the Narrative

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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Nancy Reagan: She Made It Count

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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Meet The Women Who Run The Oscars

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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Pushing Through Our Growing Pains

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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Channing Dungey: ABC Entertainment’s New President and Agenda Setter

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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10 Women You Need To Follow on LinkedIn in 2016

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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4 Stages You Go Through When Moving to a New City

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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5 Ways To Make Sure You Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Sherrell Dorsey is standing in the gap; a phrase that she describes as a way to take up space when an opportunity is being ignored, or where there is a need. Curiosity and asking critical questions led Dorsey to wonder … Read More

When it comes to having a good time comedian Loni Love is always down for the cause. This time around, Love is tapping BET’s edition of Lip Sync Battle for the upcoming Soul Train Awards with R&B crooners Keyshia Cole, … Read More

Whether she knows it or not, Marilee Holmes is an inspiration. As the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Wilhelmina Models, Marilee puts in the work to evolve into the successful woman she is today and the game … Read More

Simply put, I wish there was more people like Lisa Ling in the world. A journalist to the core, Lisa is also a wife, mother, advocate, producer, and an ambitious storyteller who is committed to sharing the voices of those … Read More

Aviva Klein is a photographer and director based in New York City. With a name, that literally translates as “spring” in Hebrew, Aviva’s personal journey encapsulates her ability to blossom throughout the storm of any previous season. With a refreshing … Read More

Iman Oubou is living and breathing the American Dream; a dream that’s changed, that’s no longer the 1950’s picture of a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. A Muslim woman born in Morocco and raised in Colorado, … Read More

To Evita Turquoise Robinson creating Nomadness Travel Tribe wasn’t about going on vacation with like-minded individuals to stunt on the ‘gram. That couldn’t be more further from the truth. Nomadness is about empowering and educating Black people through travel — … Read More

Morgan Pitts is the creator of #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, a virtual movement building an e-bridge between black girl bloggers since 2014 when the #BGWB hashtag was tweeted into existence. You may remember Morgan from our #PowerHour chat last October where she gave … Read More

This past fall, Georgia native Maria Taylor continued to expand on her groundbreaking career as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday as a sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football. She is the first ever Black female reporter in each of … Read More

Learning how to monetize your blog and grow your brand is a formula bloggers around the globe are looking to figure out. Not everyone does. Stacey Ferguson, created the BeBlogalicious conference in 2009 to inform and empower bloggers to monetize … Read More

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