The other day, I had a chat with a woman that caused the the tears to just stream down my face. I asked for her permission to post this conversation up. I’ve change her name
to protect her identity but it’s messages like HERS that inspire me to
be a better person and continue to encourage other people to go after their dreams.
Milagros: Hi Angel my name is Milagros they call me La Linda. I’ve also been H.I.V for over 16years and I would truly one day like to meet u very much. I really wish u would think about it. Anyways thank u for making the movie Mi Vida Loca
Me: You are a miracle! Thinking about you this morning. Sending vibes of positive energy and love.
Milagros: U are my miracle just with the positive thing u say really touch my heart
Me: Stay healthy. Keep knowing in your heart how special you are and how much
of an inspiration your victory and survival can mean to someone else.
It has meant the world to me…
I want to share this because sometimes we have no
idea how connected we all are to each other.
I made Mi Vida Loca as a young girl. I liked acting. I fell into it and it seemed like something fun. When I left, it was because I didn’t know how to balance the industry demands with the “normal life,” I wanted. Having taken the path I did and grown into the woman I am today, I am just so grateful.
I recognize the beauty and success of the actresses that busted their butts to make names for themselves. Yay for them for forging a way for more equal treatment and recognition of an often under represented people. There will always be some sort of sacrifices and challenges in life but sometimes I think the greatest gift we can give the world is to find what we love and just do it.
Most of us have no idea, how the
things we do (even 20 years later) will impact other people. All I can say it that it feels amazing to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Thank you to so many of you who share how important the film has been in your life. Thank you to everyone who boldly does what they’ve been called to do (even when it seems crazy!) Thank you God, for this adventure is filled with everyday miracles for those who are ready to see them…