I started blogging casually many years ago in the AOL Journals community. I began blogging because I enjoy exploring new technologies and communities. I blogged to share, discover, and process. Now I also blog to keep in touch with family and friends when we are a vast ocean apart.
I was born in Havana, Cuba in 1977, immigrated with my family to the United States on the Mariel boatlift in 1980, and grew up in Miami. My education is in English, Women’s Studies, and Religious Studies. I’m passionate about culture, spirituality, and social justice. I’m also a big lover of social media, online communities, and virtual worlds. I’ve worked as the Social Networking Coordinator for Cherry Hill Seminary and helped build the Pagan Newswire Collective. My blog Second Mode is about the virtual world Second Life and I’m an enthusiastic user of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Flickr. I’m gratefully employed by the Metaverse Mod Squad, which provides client and customer support for online communities and virtual worlds.
When I’m not working or playing in the metaverse, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, exploring the world and the Craft. I’m a Pagan, specifically an initiate of the Georgian Wicca tradition, and an uninitiated daughter of Ogun.
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