She’s Got Chispa

Women of Chispa defining their spark toward life, challenges, and the pursuit of joy.

Jeannie Mai Smiles With Impact

Jeannie Mai-Chispa Magazine

As we head into winter, many women find themselves in front of their mirrors struggling to find the right outfit or makeup to fit the new season. But for those with a chronic disease, like relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS), these common style frustrations may pose even greater challenges. Jeannie Mai, style expert and co-host of…

Fashion Meets Humanitarianism

Jena Murray and Girls-Chispa Magazine

Meet Jena Murray, an entrepreneur, designer, and humanitarian whose line of tween clothing has an amazing social enterprise at its heart. Amidst the many eco-brands gaining fast popularity, the VEENA brand stands out as something truly special with more than just a fashion statement. Murray is determined to make a positive impact on both the apparel…

Michelle Sie Whitten Has Chispa

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Michelle Sie Whitten: Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Loyal Friend, Confidant, The “Go-to,” The “Fixer,” Boss, Colleague, Workaholic, Party Planner, Organizer, Worrier, “Principessa” to Her Italian Grandfather, Michelob to Her Big Bro, and Chicken Butt (only to her 9-year-old son and in context of his never ending “Guess What? You’re a…”  What have you overcome? The hardest thing…

Shauna Martin Has Chispa

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Shauna Martin: Mother, Breast Cancer Survivor, Advocate for Health through Nutrition, Author of Daily Greens 4-day Cleanse, and Founder/CEO of Daily Greens. “I vividly recall sitting on the floor of my shower with water and tears streaming down my face trying to figure it all out. I could not stop thinking . . . why? Why…

Lily Temperley Has Chispa

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Lily Temperley: Widow Without Shame, Geographically Displaced Daughter, Sister + Aunt, Former Corporate Ladder Climber, Partner, Lover + Baby-Incubator, Fashion Addict, Travel Junkie, Writer + Dreamer.  Looking back, life is full of lessons and trials. If I think of defining moments there are many, both positive and negative, the duality being essential for growth. However, there is…

Erica Basora Campbell Has Chispa

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Erica Basora Campbell:  Wife, Mother to Jolyn + Ava, and RN BSN. What have you overcome? Identifying with the words “I am a Christian,” the expectation is you will never face trails or hardships. Once you declare that Jesus is your Lord and Savior your supposed to live the good life, maybe even an easy life, a…

Clara Puerta Has Chispa

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Clara Puerta: Director, Community Relations El Nuevo Georgia Until I was 22 years of age I was small in size; I never had to worry about gaining weight. I was able to eat without any worries. However, after I passed my 23rd birthday and got married I started having issues with my health. I was getting…

Debbie Melnick Has Chispa

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Debbie Melnick: Mama, Founder + CEO of Debbie Lynn, Inc, Friend, Daughter, Sister, Aunt + Fiancé. What have you overcome? I woke up on February 14, 2005 and my life would never be the same. I could not see. After rushing to the ER, a spinal tap, an MRI, a CAT scan, blood work, numerous assessments,…

Adriana Cataño Has Chispa

Adriana Cataño: Daughter, Friend, Sister, Actress, TV Host, Voice Over Talent, Mentor + Favorite Title of All: Gaby’s Mom. What have you overcome? I have overcome many obstacles in my life. My parents divorced when I was only two years old and my mom raised me as a single mom. We overcame poverty and moving around…

Chris Mcmahan Has Chispa

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Chris Mcmahan: Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend + Redeemed Child. Victory can be multifaceted—we can win a battle or we can win the war. I don’t know about you, but I want to win the war! When God gave me victory over depression, it wasn’t a temporary happiness dependant on my circumstances; but a radical heart…