Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sunday Soul Session: Joy As Our Sacrifice

By Missy E.

Hello to my fellow M Report readers! What's up ya'll! Too many days have passed since I shared on this blog more of my posts. I've admittedly spent more time posting content to the social media platforms all while neglecting the foundation of this platform - THE M REPORT WEBSITE and newsletter. 

Well, while excuses are my challenge, I must also admit, that wedding planning has been in full swing, if not even more so now, as crunch time continues to approach. I can't believe it but truly - time flies! 

Back to the message: Joy as our sacrifice. 

"I shall offer within the Lord's tent, a sacrifice of joy. I will sing and make music for the Lord" Psalm 27:6 

Weew, chile, when that message hit, it was without a doubt something I contemplated on for a hot second. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Gone Too Soon: A Lesson on Societal Pressures

By Missy E.

RE: Miss USA Cheslie. Here and there, I've still been contemplating the downfall of this beautifully intelligent and successful woman. It wasn't until I stumbled upon this project I'm editing and this author's words stuck out like a deer in headlights. I want to paraphrase and let it marinate with us:

The narrative that being average, is failing. How some may find that being ordinary is not okay and does not bring fulfillment with life that they become victims of their own misery just to be in their own league.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Dance We Do, The Missteps We Take, As We Internalize Growth, Honesty and Friendships

 By Missy E.

I've found myself slowly turning the volume up on my own personal (writing) voice. Towards the end of 2021, I began publishing editorials, which are opinion-based pieces structured upon supporting facts or statistics. In all my years of being a professional writer, there was this new voice which had the freedom to just explore and take flight. It's safe to say I'm enjoying the newfound freedom and opportunity, not holding any qualms to other people's opinions of it. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Momma Mondays: Women in the Workforce

Tips on how to prepare for maternity leave and returning to work.

By JoAnne

Although Women’s Empowerment Month has passed, I’m still convinced that us, women, should be honored every month and every day. Not only are we capable of surviving in the workforce with our counterparts, but some of us have two (maybe even three) jobs after we clock out – well, do we really clock out?

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Take a Walk Down New York Fashion Week Memory Lane

Host Missy E. and correspondent Iris L. interviewed Houston's own-designer Cesar Galindo during his showcase 2018 runway show. His humble and inspiring story is timeless and is one to watch!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

New York Fashion Week Designer Creates Sustainable Clothing That Brings to Life Pieces Inspired by Dance, Art and Joy of the Franciscan Friars

Christian fashion designer, artist and dancer Caterine Sanchez prepares for her New York Fashion Week showcase on Sept. 7. (Photos: Missy E.)

By Missy E.

GREENWICH VILLAGE lf life imitates art, then the glamorous pieces that fashion designer Caterine Sanchez brings to fruition are clothes that embrace sensuality, femininity, imagination and nature, while incorporating movement, hand-drawn images and if one digs a little deeper - even symbolizes her admiration for a group of friars.

“I’m really close with the friars, I love them a lot,” Sanchez said. “It’s just the community, the love, the animals, St. Francis.”

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The M Report Presents: The Baby Mommas Casita: A new segment where Jo Anne features different moms

Jo Anne, left, and Donna are 
two best friends who get to 
experience motherhood together.

#MommaMondays has a new announcement (it's not a baby, though!) We'll be hosting "The Baby Mommas Casita" where Jo Anne gets to interview different women in different stages of mommy-hood.

First up, we'll be featuring Jo's best friend, Donna, also known as “Beffie.” 

"We have been friends since second grade and we finally got to experience pregnancy together," she said. "We can’t wait to raise our newborns with one another!"