As a former model, with my first experience was modeling for a designer named Pop Top and then as 2nd runner up in a Miss Caribbean of New York contest, I have always kept an eye on design, fashion and beauty.
When I was a little girl, I received formal training on the violin, tap dance and ballet, from which I whooed many audiences with my grace in modern dancing. I even gave singing a try, performing at the New York Apollo Theater with my sister, singing a song we wrote entitled "It's A Cold World". Being educated in the New York City Public School system, I was skipped from the 3rd to the 5th grade and then earned my General Education Diploma at the age of 16. Growing up in New York certainly gave me the opportunity to learn and experience the cultural diversity of people from all around the world. Also, as I come from a diverse ethnic background, I was more than happy and eager to connect with all people.
As a mother, I understand the struggles, challenges and sacrifices that come with being a parent, but also the immense joy and satisfaction that these struggles, challenges and sacrifices turn into. Having sustained a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, once upon a time in my life, I was thus faced with extreme personal challenges that I would have never imagined existed. Though I feel this injury changed me in many ways, the core "Me" did not change. I came through with my love for people and God in tact. I continued to yearn for a time in the world where there would be no more suffering for mankind, no sickness, no injustice and discrimination.
In experiencing discrimination and injustice on a personal level, I was moved to take on the worlds largest retailer and the largest private employer in the United States, that being Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its subsidiary corporation Wal-Mart Stores East L.P. If you google Lourdes Iglesias v. Wal-Mart Stores East L.P. and Lourdes Iglesias v. Wal-Mart Stores East L.P., those cases will show up.
Without the benefit of counsel, I proceeded pro se before the courts, engaging in oral argument before the Virginia Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court of the State of Virginia. I prepared my own petitions, pleadings, responses and appeals, even filing petitions for Writ of Certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. My fight for justice in those cases is not over as I made a promise.
I hold a license in cosmetology and am Weave Master Certified. Also I am an author of an unpublished book, of which I am not ready to disclose the title nor contents. I am also an inventor, having received my provisional patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the invention due to be released soon through Salon Exotica Via L.S.
Despite the struggles and challenges I have had to deal with in life, giving up was never an option, even now as I live with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the ill effects of exposure to mold. I understand trials and tribulation triumph and victory. I know what it feels like to be ridiculed and made fun of and labeled as crazy. I know hurt and pain and the feeling of hopelessness. On the other hand though, I know joy and happiness and peace and the feeling of hope and fulfillment. I know the ugly face of jealousy, envy and hate, But I know even better the beauty of love, loyalty, respect and trust I understand life and living.
Why am I telling you these things? Well, as a now "Blogger", I felt that in order for you to feel welcomed here at Salon Exotica Via L.S., it is important for you to know a little bit about me. So with all of this said, I wish to welcome you to Salon Exotica Via L.S. Feel free to comment and even tell a little bit about yourself.
The next time I will share with you the meaning behind Salon Exotica Via L.S. Until then, smile, live, love, be happy, bless and be blessed. Embrace the sensuality of individuality.