Sunday, June 23, 2019

The 2019 Summer Solstice x NUEST Cosmetics

Shine this summer! (Photo by my big sis!)
On the day Mother Earth dipped in its orbit with the North Pole at its maximum tilt, the longest period of sunlight occurred June 21, marking the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

With bright days ahead figuratively, we hope literally that your calendar will include brighter days. Because the fact of the matter is that as we reached this point - more than halfway through the year - it also marked the countdown until the winter solstice in December. 

So be present. Be thankful. While it’s easier said than done, it’s definitely an ongoing process. Do something that makes you happy. Embrace the light within you. 

That being said, I celebrated the start of summer with my sister in Miami 🌴☀️. We had our crazy moments, per usual, but I was so glad to spend time with her as our busy schedules allowed. My big sister is the best and I’m thankful for her crazy behind! 

Throughout the trip, I made sure to shine on the outside with the goodies from NUEST Cosmetics! NUEST has been committed to developing high quality, innovative beauty products made with integrity. Their cruelty-free formulas feel light and super silky.

Be sure to click “Read More” for more about the trip!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Soul Session: "They Made Her Stand In The Middle"

By Father Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University in the Bronx








(Editor's Note: I was so moved by the words of this priest, in particularly the last two paragraphs. Excellent writing to keep the most poignant and powerful point at the end. The author cites a woman theologian whom I actually had the privilege to hear speak at a panel as part of Religious Sisters Week. It was SO refreshing to hear woman leaders in the Church who are incredibly intelligent and challenge the status quo, especially when 10 out of 10 times they're challenging their superiors [men].

Nonetheless, this reflection challenges toxic masculinity in the most honest and humble way - by fixing the comparison on Jesus. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.)

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Meet and Greet: Jamie B. of Viva Bandida

Jamie B.
Spend an afternoon with two Latina trailblazers at the Brooklyn Museum - Jamie B. of Viva Bandida and Frida Kahlo - and one cannot but help but be inspired. 

The new Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Prospect Heights museum opened to the public and Jamie invited The M Report along for the ride. 

Balancing her role as an artist and the creative director behind the brand Viva Bandida, Jamie B. shared her insight as to what she brings to the table. 


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Meet and Greet: Designer Penny Wang of PYW Goods



For Women's History Month, we're highlighting visionaries who aren't afraid to step out of the box and pave a way for their passions to come to life. 

First up is Penny Wang of the Bangkok based brand, PYW Goods. 


Penny Wang 
M:  Tell us about your products and the vision behind them.

PW: Designing bags is a hobby I picked up not too long after I started working here in Bangkok, Thailand. I appreciate fashion and I want to create something special - simple, stylish, unique handbags that are not overpriced - bags deisgned by a woman for women. Each piece is unique. The material, texture and hardwares are all carefully chosen and put together. I hope my future customers can see my designs as statements, ways of expressing themselves. 

For the full story, click "Read More" below!








Thursday, February 7, 2019

NEW VIDEO: "Being Sent Forth: World Youth Day 2019"




World Youth Day pilgrims from around the world are back home, having returned to the responsibilities of school and work, family life and social circles. Missy of The M Report and her guest Reyna discuss how to apply what was taught or experienced in Panama City back into their own lives.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

World Youth Day 2019 in Panama!

Hanging out at the Press Center with fellow Houston pilgrim, Reyna Anderson.

I'm finally back in the regular swing of things after one of the best experiences in my life (hands down!) 

Even on my birthday, the love kept pouring in and I was just overwhelmed with such gratitude and joy from strangers and those whom I hold close. 

So I wanted a central place to share all the stories I filed while I was in Panama as well as when I came back to New York. Ta-da! This post will have all the links. Thanks to all the pilgrims and especially to the group leaders who made the weeklong experience as seamless as possible. 


Friday, January 18, 2019

Missy’s Bday: Send Songs and/or Donate To Harlem Non-Profit ‘Rising Leaders’

It’s that time of year again - celebrating the precious gift of life! While that should be an everyday mantra, we all know life can be rough around the edges. But all hope is not lost. Small acts of charity and kindness can stir up the pot and sometimes it’s just as simple as a smile or a great song that motivates us to move in a positive direction.

I’m dedicating this b-day to Rising Leaders, Inc. - a nonprofit that empowers underserved middle schoolers through mentorships and leadership development. Their local NYC chapter is making a difference in the lives of Harlem students. If you know me, I love the kids! Our world needs great leaders and this is definitely one step in that direction. To find out more about Rising Leaders, head to their facebook page: Rising Leaders, Inc.

Here’s how YOU come into play:

If you’re at the NYC B-Day celebration (1/19) - there will be a raffle for a sweet giveaway package. Purchase some raffle tickets! Proceeds are going to the organization. We’ll take venmo or square will take cards.

How to Donate to the B-day Charity:  venmo @MMEnajellc or to my personal fundraising page

Missy's Fundraising Page

We’re hoping to have a wicked playlist, so send us some songs that will keep the night flowing! Click the link below and add songs!

How to Send Songs to the Spotify Playlist: 




My birthday wish is that we continue to move in a positive direction this year, dear 2019. As my fellow Aquarius winter babies know, we flow to the rhythms that life gives us, but we need the sun!

So spread a little sunshine for what I’m hoping will be a great birthday event. Everything happens for a reason and I’m thankful the reason you’re here is to contribute to the sounds for the birthday event and/or to donate to a great cause.

I’d like to thank the local sponsors for their generosity with the giveaways!
Please show a lot of love to Viva Bandida!