October 18, 2021

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South Facet group advocate and 2 Latina youth authors honored by Texas Legislature

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: This story was posted by means of a partnership among KSAT and Dwell From the Southside, a new regional- and Latina-owned journal that operates to increase & grow neighborhood relationships by advertising and marketing occasions, stories and enterprises.

On Friday, May well 28, Latina publisher and Southside San Antonio local community advocate April Monterrosa was honored by the 87th Texas Legislature for her achievements as a civic chief and as founder of Dwell From The Southside Magazine, a KSAT spouse.

Authored by South Facet state Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Campos, Household Resolution 86 mentions several contributions manufactured to the area group by Monterrosa, together with her effort “to be a optimistic function product and a source of encouragement to some others,” building a team “to empower, guidance, and educate ladies in an ecosystem of mutual respect and acceptance” and endorsing literacy among young men and women.


When requested about her causes for basing an overall magazine on a certain element of San Antonio, Monterrosa replied:

“I was born, elevated, and dwell on the Southside of San Antonio. It seemed only normal to become an ambassador for the richness of group you can obtain in this article in this really particular space of San Antonio. As a photographer and author, the medium of a magazine appeared the ideal way to do it.”

Monterrosa is broadly recognized by neighborhood news and radio retailers as the Latina with her finger on the pulse of San Antonio’s South Aspect. Some of the initiatives she is at the moment included in, in addition to publishing a regular monthly magazine and mentoring other girls and ladies, involve:

  • Founder of the Splendidly Wise Gals team, which seeks to empower, guidance, and teach females in an setting of mutual regard and acceptance

  • Volunteer Tourism Ambassador for the Town of San Antonio

  • Member of Brooks Gives Back, Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, & the Palo Alto Higher education Cosmetology boards

  • Director of communications for the Miss In addition San Antonio pageant

Also honored, in a separate but comparable resolution, had been two elementary faculty-aged Latinas Bella Julianna Cortez and Arianna “Ruby” Cortez. Mentored by Monterrosa, these young entrepreneurs have together built a thriving craft and accent company in the South Facet spot of San Antonio.


In addition to operating their company, these younger ladies have also created great person personalized accomplishments. Bella has authored a e book, Crafty Cortez Sisters: The Story, and contributes to Live From the Southside Magazine, whilst Ruby competed in the Small Overlook SATX pageant and at the moment holds the title of Minor Pass up SATX 2021.

This article at first appeared on Live from the Southside.

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