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October 11, 2019

We did it! We are officially a 501(c)3!!!! We finally received the determination letter from the IRS that our nonprofit organization, Her Vaga Bound Roots Inc., has received 501(c)3 status, being tax-exempt by virtue of our charitable mission!What does this mean? An organization with a 501(c)(3) status starts out as a nonprofit corporation and then becomes a charity that is exempt from federal taxes. This status allows donors...

April 19, 2019

Her VagaBound Roots, Inc. is getting ready to start our Vagas with Degrees series for 2019. We are currently seeking womxn of color who are going to be graduating or completing their degree this summer.

The Vagas with Degrees series highlights the narratives of womxn of color who have overcome struggles in pursuit of their degree.

We know that visibility and representation of successful women of color in positions of influence...

February 5, 2019

Excited to introduce you all to the Her Vaga Bound Roots board of directors! These are the folks I am lucky enough to work alongside with to fight the good fight and make the dreams of aspiring VAGA's come true! Both individuals have exemplary experience working with a diverse population in nonprofit and higher educational settings that allows them to bring a genuine and refreshing perspective to the board. I am excited to hav...

January 10, 2019

Hey Vagas! Check out or feature on @LoveCrunchOrganic for their #DiveHeartFirst series where they share other's stories and their journey's in following their heart! So sweet and so special. Thank you to everyone who has believed and supported us! 

December 12, 2018

Hi Vagas AND Vagos! (Can’t forget about my male followers!) 

The holidays are here and to celebrate yalls tremendous support I’ve decided to do a special giveaway including,

$25.00 Sephora gift card

VAGA logo T-shirt

VAGA tote bag

VAGA quote decal

Here’s how to WIN: 

•Comment what a VAGA means to you in the COMMENT SECTION BELOW Post! + tag 3 friends!
•Deadline to enter: Saturday, December 22, 2015

•Winner will be announced 12/25/2018...

September 17, 2018

Travel blogger, Cindy Altamirano from With Love, Scarleny shares with us her extraordinary adventures and tips to maximize your travel experience! 

Why did you start your own travel blog?

I started With love, Scarleny because I truly felt I needed to share all of these awesome experiences & adventures along with the knowledge I am gaining through maintaining a healthy lifestyle while traveling. My blog is a creati...

July 31, 2018

Hey y'all! 

Many people often reach out asking for recommendations when traveling to New York City. I love being a tour guide and sharing some of my favorite places with everyone, therefore, I've decided to create this one of a kind Guide to NYC filled with all of my personal favorites  for all of you who wish to be a VAGA or VAGO (lol) and take on the city like a true New Yorker! I've been here for 3 years and have lived in Br...

June 18, 2018

I love challenging myself and doing the very thing that scares me most to prove to self that nothing is impossible. I loveeeeee traveling but I’d never done it alone, I always had family or friends with me. However, this time around I decided to take a vacation and travel to London, England by myself. If I’m being candid, I was extremely anxious, nervous and somewhat scared that I’d get lost, wouldn’t be able to figure the "Tu...

June 1, 2018

The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative

A few weeks ago I was asked to be interviewed by Voyage LA, an online, LA based magazine for their series: The Trailblazers: Rewriting The Narrative. In the interview I talk about Her Vaga Bound Roots, my experience, family, culture, higher education, my establishing of a scholarship foundation and also touched on social justice topics including, people of color, oppression, gender equi...

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