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Amarilis Padilla

Hello my name is Amarilis Padilla. I am from Brooklyn, New Jersey. A made up place because I have dual residency and it is hard to choose just one. New York had my heart but I call New Jersey my home. I graduated from Montclair State University with my Bachelor’s in Family Services. I have finally turned my vision into a reality and I am now a blogger. In my pain I was able to find my purpose in that I was created to encourage woman to be all they were created to be and I will dedicate my life to lifting women up and walking through life with them. Love God Love people that’s the mission.

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Lisa Hathaway

I’m 26 and I was born and raised in New Jersey. I studied at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia and I have my Advanced Diploma in Ministry. I love all things beauty and wellness- from skincare to fashion and fitness. I believe in the power we have as woman to change the world, and my dream is for every woman to truly believe that and run with it. Individually we’re strong… Imagine what we could do together.

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Norma Hayes

My name is Norma Hayes I’m from New Jersey. I’m 30 yrs old. I’m a wife, a first-time mom to a beautiful baby boy, and a makeup artist. Makeup has been one of the things that I’ve always been passionate about because I always felt like that was the only thing that made me feel beautiful, but I’ve come to learn that true beauty runs deeper and starts from within. I know I serve a purpose in this world; not only to help women feel beautiful about themselves but to be as transparent as possible. To put their true selves forward. To break away from what’s expected and to overcome all obstacles. Her hope arises.

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Laura Vargas

I was born in 1985 to Puerto Rican parents. I am a Newark, NJ native, a mother to 4 young girls and an advocate for the heart of women. To fill my time, I attend life groups and bible courses at Ignite Church. I also volunteer regularly as a worship singer and am an avid writer. Being a sexual abuse and domestic violence survivor, it has become my life goal to impact the lives of other survivors. Writing has become a significant outlet for my experiences. When asked to become apart of the Her Hope Arises community, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to help other women confront challenges with the wisdom and strength of scripture. I look forward to connecting with women from all walks of life and am thankful to join the movement. Her Hope Arises!

 
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Jaslynn Cruz

Hello! My name is Jaslynn Cruz Rivera, I am 29 years old, a mother to a beautiful 4 year old girl, and a baby boy on the way. Gosh am I excited for that! I am also a wife to an amazing husband. My passion for years has been to worship, and encourage people through song and uplifting music. I have such a huge heart for playing and singing music. Ever since my father (a long-time musician) past away when I was 4, he left me a legacy and his passion for music, and for that I will forever sing! I enjoy fitness, couponing, home interior décor, and crafts! I recently graduated with my associates in General Arts, in which I am currently in process of completing my bachelors in Criminal Justice. I have a passion for helping women, especially young married woman. There are situations that we encounter in our lives, where in the moment we feel it can never be of blessing to others, however after the process of restoration and transition, our personal life stories can be of great encouragement and uplift someone who may be experiencing the same thing. Through my story I hope to be an inspiration for other young women!