¡Hola and welcome!
I’m María José. That’s Spanish for Mary Jo.
I’m a Chilean living in the Washington, D.C. area, a communications professional (MA in Public Relations and Public Communications from the University of Westminster, UK) actor and mamá of two — a 7 year old boy and a 3 year old daughter AND another on the way. I live my life in English and Spanish and I am raising my children bilingual and bicultural. Don’t let their blonde hair and blue eyes fool you ¡ellos hablan español!
I make funny videos which I’m pretty sure my kids will hate me for in a few years as well as going on local TV speaking on any of the given topics from this blog. Oh and every once in a while, someone will ask me to be a speaker at a conference.
Lastly, I have my own media business and I manage social media channels for various clients. You never know, I could be on the other side of that tweet!
Every post and video on this site whether sponsored or otherwise is 100% produced, created and approved by me. Here you get the real deal and in the process you might learn some Spanish too.
A few reminders now that I have you here:
- I ADORE what I do. This is creativity at is freest. This is my business, my job and my livelihood.
- DO NOT ask me to work for free or for exposure. Those do not pay our rent or fill the car with gas. I wouldn’t dare ask you to do PR for me for without pay.
- I have a love-hate relationship with food and the kitchen. I do not do any food/recipe content. I’ve tried and I just can’t.
- I have over 10 years of PR, writing and content creating experience and it’s with the same professionalism that I approach my brand and this blog.
¡Gracias! for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from you.