Gloria M. Rodríguez (www.gloriarodriguezauthor.com) is the Founder and Director of the DeAlmas Women’s Collective, a community-based organization launched in 1998. Literally meaning, “of the soul”-DeAlmas is dedicated to providing women of color the opportunity to reclaim and honor their divine feminine gifts through spiritual and personal transformation.
DeAlmas is an outgrowth of a research project Ms. Rodríguez conducted while in graduate school that evaluated the impact of psycho-spiritual and healing work on U.S. born, Latina professionals. Soon thereafter, she determined that other women were in need of this organizational forum and created a multi-cultural platform for activities designed to strengthen and build capacity for female empowerment as a foundation for social change and global healing.
A psycho-spiritual counselor, facilitator and lecturer, Ms. Rodríguez leads DeAlmas’ workshops and retreats at public and private spaces throughout the year within the New York tri-state area and beyond.
Ms. Rodríguez has presented workshops and delivered keynote addresses and lectures at major colleges and universities, including: Columbia, Barnard, NYU, Dartmouth, Wesleyan, St. Johns, Trinity College and The City University of New York.
Gloria is the author of You are More Than Good Enough. With elements that combine storytelling, sacred wisdom, practical tools and techniques these epic tales will inspire, cajole, and catapult readers into an embrace of themselves. Gloria generously shares the pitfalls, challenges and triumphs of her step-by-step voyage to self-acceptance and self-love in order to embrace her soul’s calling. Readers will learn techniques and treasures of the soul that will prepare them to rediscover their true essence connect to their life purpose and deny any power to an inner critic. Knowing you are good enough is no small feat but with compassion and understanding Gloria gives the reader permission to claim the best of who they are with confidence and without apology.