As we're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine would like to take part by celebrating the history, cultures, and contributions of notable figures whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Today we're honored to remember Frida Kahlo. She is a Mexican artist remembered for her self-portraits, pain and passion, and bold, vibrant colors. She is celebrated in Mexico for her attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and by feminists for her depiction of the female experience and form.
Life experience is a common theme in Kahlo's approximately 200 paintings, sketches and drawings as she suffered from polio as a child, and nearly died in a bus accident as a teenager. She suffered multiple fractures of her spine, collarbone and ribs, had a shattered pelvis, along with a broken foot and a dislocated shoulder. She began to focus heavily on painting while recovering in a body cast. In her lifetime, she had 30 operations.
Today, her works sell for very high prices. In May 2006, Frida Kahlo's self-portrait, Roots, was sold for $5.62 million at a Sotheby's auction in New York, which set a record as the most expensive Latin American work ever purchased at auction, and also makes Frida Kahlo one of the highest-selling women in art.
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Fred Reyna is the CEO and new owner of the legendary Nelson-Silvia Company: one of America's most dearest and valued brands for custom, quality, hand-made belt buckles. As such, we are thrilled and honored to feature Fred as our guest on this 7th episode of the first season of New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show.
Fred is the son of Mexican immigrants who first arrived in America during the 1930s. As a first generation Texan, he was born in Houston and became a law enforcement officer, where he spent most of his career serving his community and its people.
Eventually, fate, hard work, and a long standing passion for the hand tooled belt buckles of Nelson-Silvia led Fred to buying the company and becoming its new owner and CEO. Continuing the Nelson-Silvia Company's rich traditions beginning in 1941, Fred has successfully been able to take the company to new heights well into the twenty first century.
In this tantalizing episode of the New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show, Fred takes us on an extended journey through the founding of the Nelson-Silvia Company, starting with William Nelson in 1941. He then doubles down with a serious talk on what it takes to lead such a historic company as its new owner and CEO: sharing with us timeless insights and advice that would not be found in most business self-help books. Last but not least, Fred shares what he's reading these days since, as the old adage goes: leaders are readers.
For more information about Fred and the Nelson-Silvia Company, please visit at https://nelsonsilviaco.com
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New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show is enthused to welcome Mr. Joe Baffoe to the show for the sixth episode of our first season! Joe is a seasoned Chicago finance man who accomplished much in his early life through the grind of hard work, his laserlike focus, and personal ethic of placing people first. As a young man, Joe managed to acquire his securities and stockbroker licenses even before graduating from his alma mater, DePaul University, and quickly found early career success in the cutthroat world of investment banking. After nearly two decades as a finance and investments executive, Joe made the big move with his family to Las Cruces, New Mexico to serve as the President of Electronic Caregiver, Inc. - an early stage tech services company that is promised to upturn the world of remote care and health security. In this exciting episode of the New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show, Joe gives his advice about corporate leadership - straight from the futures pits of Chicago and the corridors of Wall Street highrises. He also goes into his early life lessons, the revolutionary ideas behind Electronic Caregiver, and which values are responsible for many of his personal and professional successes. For more information about Joe and Electronic Caregiver, please visit at https://electroniccaregiver.com
JOIN us at Picacho Peak Brewing Co. on Thursday, August 11th, at 6:00PM for the release party of our JULY/AUGUST issue! We'll have FOOD, FUN, PRIZES, and perhaps even a few SURPRISE GUESTS for you to meet and mingle with!
ADDRESS: 3900 W. Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88007
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In this fifth episode of New Mexico's INFLUENCE Magazine Show, we interview lawyer, counterterrorism expert, former State Department official, Christian writer, and Resurrect Ministry founder, Ms. Hedieh Mirahmadi. Hedieh is a former devout Muslim who is a convert to Christianity. Throughout her inspiring life, Hedieh has commanded an eclectic mix of personal and professional experiences which have given her timeless insights on our world. Born to immigrant parents from Iran, she is a graduate of both UCLA and USC, graduating from the latter with a Juris Doctorate degree in Law. During our interview with Hedieh, we explore her origin story, her dramatic conversion from mystical Islam and into Christianity, experiences with working for the FBI, and, as usual, her reading recommendations for those looking to develop themselves and be inspired. For more information about Hedieh and her work, please visit Resurrect Ministry at https://resurrectministry.com
It's not every day that we have the privilege to work with such a talented, resourceful, and gifted individual like Ms. Liz Liano. We're thrilled to have her on the team as our sales and advertising manager!
A bit about Liz:
Liz is a poet and community organizer. She has been organizing mental health centered poetry shows in her community for about four years. All her art forms- from her blog, poetry, painting, music, social media, photography and poetry- follow this theme.
She is the President of a local mental health non-profit, NAMI Southern New Mexico, that helps advocate for people and find resources.
Above all, she advocates for community care and harm reduction: "everyone deserves to find a place to get better and none of us can do it alone." 😍😍😍😍
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! Wishing you, our readers, friends, and family a very happy July 4th Independence Day celebration!
Some history about July 4th....
In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their independence. On July 2, 1776, the Congress secretly voted for independence from Great Britain. Two days later, on July 4, 1776, the final wording of the Declaration of Independence was approved, and the document was published. The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence was on July 8, 1776. Delegates began to sign the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776. In 1870, Independence Day was made an unpaid holiday for federal employees. In 1941, it became a paid holiday for them.
The first description of how Independence Day would be celebrated was in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He described "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations" throughout the United States. However, the term "Independence Day" was not used until 1791.
Interestingly, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both signers of the Declaration of Independence and presidents of the United States, died on July 4, 1826 - exactly 50 years after the adoption of the declaration.
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