My name is Jasmine Lopez and I am the owner of Love, Lopez. To me, being a Latina means to overcome physical and figurative barriers while keeping my Mexican roots. My parents immigrated here from Mexico in search of a better tomorrow. Y lo lograron for themselves and the family they so lovingly created. I may not speak perfect Spanish y no puedo echar un grito but thanks to them, I have the privilege to overcome the barriers I face as a minority by pursuing higher education and creating my own business. However, being an entrepreneur to me is not about being my own boss or thinking of the great profits it could generate. It is about doing something I love and giving back to those in need. There are countless amount of times I want to give up, stop responding, throw everything away because of the self-doubt that consumes me. Pero, Gracias a Dios. He’s given me the strength and support I need to keep going. So I don’t give up, and I do respond. In the end, I am able to be a part of touching moments in people’s lives like birthdays, engagements, weddings, baptisms, etc. which warms my heart. My goals for 2018 are to graduate in May with my bachelor’s degree in Social Work and to dedicate more time to Love, Lopez to be able to continue to give back to our community, spreading love, and putting smiles on others’ faces.
Love, Lopez. ☕️💕