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. 

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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! 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Soul Session Sundays: There’s No Place Like Home

By Missy E.

Like Dorothy’s infamous phrase she coined when she clicked her red, sparkly heels three times and repeated “there’s no place like home” on The Wizard of Oz, for the sake of the gist of this blog post, Dorothy got it right.

Except I’m here to tell you that we have got to dig a little bit deeper than that.


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