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For most of my life, writing has been my outlet. It's been a form of self-exploration, a way to process difficult moments, and document experiences. I’ve found so much value in putting words to digital or physical paper, especially when navigating life at the intersection of multiple identities: woman, Latina, adoptee, daughter, and caregiver. As a creative and storyteller at heart, I'm here to amplify the voices of other women and champion their pursuit to live bravely.

As host & creator, I'm on a mission to support and uplift women by sharing their inspiring stories.

Hey! I'm YENNIFER!

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been navigating the healthcare system. As a caregiver, I supported both of parents in their battles against cancer and witnessed my grandmother struggle with ailing health. On the sidelines, I spent more than twenty years struggling to decipher the complexities of women’s healthcare in the US.

I suffered through crippling symptoms without answers, falsely believing that my pain was "the cost of being a woman." When I finally received my diagnosis at age 34, it felt bittersweet. In sharing my story, I learned how many other women have endometriosis* (and still face years of misdiagnosis). My experience taught me the importance of sharing stories and the value in collectively supporting women. 

Life has a way of testing you, then spitting you out a little stronger and more determined. My challenging journey with the healthcare system helped me see the value of stories and pushed me to create Her Own Words. 

It all started with a diagnosis...

HERE'S MY STORY

* Learn more about endometriosis via the MayoClinic 

I'm a structured planner till I dream up a new idea, and then I launch myself with eyes shut and heart open. Plan or not.

Besides podcasting, I spent the last few years working as an interior designer in healthcare, high-end residential, and workplace tech. I'm a futurist and love exploring ways to apply my natural-born creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Some of my favorite books include: Tuesdays with Morrie, Anxiety the Missing Stage of Grief, and The Kite Runner.

When I was five, I was adopted by hardworking and loving Colombian parents, who had previously emigrated to the US.

After running my 2nd half marathon at 34, I got hooked. Now, you'll find me chasing the next scenic finish line.

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I BELIEVE IN LEAVING EVERY PLACE BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT.

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