Empowering Women featuring Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

If you ever picked up one of Mirtha Michelle’s books or have come across one of her quotes on Instagram, I can bet your were completely drawn in through her words, because this lady is empowering in every sense of the meaning! It takes so much to put yourself out there and share your feelings about everyone that has ever step foot in your life, and even more to transform them into poetry that empowers others through words written as only Mirtha Michelle can do.

Mirtha is a Dominican born actress and poet, her writing comes natural to her as she started journaling and writing poetry at a very young age. Her two best selling books “Letters, To The Men I Have Loved” and “Elusive Loves” are touching and real experiences of love and loss from many aspects of her life and relationships. But it’s her third book recently released this week, “Letter’s to Women Like Me” that I find completely empowering and relate to on so many levels. I’m so honored that I had the opportunity to ask Mirtha about her writing, her inspiration and her goals moving forward!

        

M: What made you decide to write your book “Letters to the Men I Have Loved” and how have the experiences you write about helped you personally? I think it’s interesting that book is not just about significant others but male family influences too?

Mirtha Michelle: I was inspired to write Letters, To The Men I Have Loved because I had a feeling of wanting to heard by these men that influenced my life so much.

M: I think it’s so interesting that you started to express yourself as a young girl writing in journals and sometimes in the palm of your hand. You described in your book that you wrote to release what you had bottled up inside as a result of the strength your mother taught you. Have you always practiced this task of writing to release emotion? How has journaling and writing helped you throughout your life and was it hard to write in your most vulnerable moments?

Mirtha Michelle: I bottled things in since I was a little girl, journaling and writing helped me express those feelings without anyone’s judgement. To me in my vulnerable moments bring out the best writing in me. When I’m aching and I feel the burden on my shoulders. and I need to release it,  this is why to me writing is sometimes completely necessary for me to live.

If my lessons & mistakes can make another woman stronger & wiser then it was all worth it. ~MMCM

M: In your interview with Latina Magazine you described about how so many of us women get into a depression after a relationship, that it’s best to “Cry it out and put a stop to it” but I know from my own experience that we can go years reliving that pain of a failed relationship over and over again. You mentioned that we need to create good energy? What advice do you give to women still dwelling from a failed relationship?

Mirtha Michelle: If you dwell in a failed relationship, you can’t move on. But if you don’t analyze the failure of the relationship you can’t learn from it. You need to understand why it happened, understand why it fell apart. But also look forward to something better and not tarnish your future with the pain from your past.

M: I love your advice “when you accept yourself, then you start loving yourself” You also mentioned that one of your goals is to remind women that we are worth it! Your new book seems to be more about self empowerment. What was the inspiration to write your third book “Letters to Women Like Me”?

Mirtha Michelle: Women. The women in my life have been the biggest inspiration behind this book because they inspired questions I needed to ask about myself which consequently has led me to more growth and developing confidence as a woman.

M: I feel like readers will learn so much about you through your books because you really share some deep feelings and experiences that are very REAL! Tell us something we don’t know about Mirtha outside of the actress and author?

Mirtha Michelle: I am super funny. And most people think that i’m just a really deep person but i’m actually really silly and I’m really comfortable at making fun of myself.

M: I really believe in your advice about manifestation and thinking positive. It seems so simple yet so true. Is this something that you always practiced yourself? What is your best advice for us that still struggle with self love and positive thinking as it relates to having a successful relationship of any kind?

Mirtha: I think learning yourself takes work and time and until you realize that the relationship with yourself takes the same if not more quality time then you’ll struggle because you don’t know yourself. The moment you truly know yourself you’ll begin to accept yourself.

M: Tell me more about your new project “The Fourth Wave” I love that it’s a platform that women can feel empowered and inspired. How did this project come about and what will be the main content and goals for this platform?

Mirtha Michelle: I’ve wanted to impart some of the things that I’ve learned and I shared this desire with one of my best friends Jamie Barratta and she had the same yearning. So we decided to come together and form “The Fourth Wave”. It stands for the current wave of feminism were currently in. Our goal is to empower, inform and inspire the women of today.

I love the advice Mirtha’s mom gave to her “In life you want to take the positives from people and leave the negative outside the door” that’s amazing advice and just shows where her empowering words come from!

Mirtha also contributes to Róse Roundtable a production of Cinestar which is made up of the Saldana sisters Mariel, Cisely and Zoe. The Róse Roundtable shares everything from relationships to recipes and everything in between, it feels like you are a part of a girls night with some amazing ladies!

You can follow Mirtha Michelle on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and you can purchase her new book below!


Comments

  1. robin masshole mommy says:

    This was the first time I had heard of her, but she sounds like a very wise lady indeed. She had some very inspirational words.

  2. Oh my goodness, that quote about the separation!!! It was like I wrote it about my life. Amazing. Great article. I admit I hadn’t heard of Mirtha Michelle before. I will definitely be researching more about her.

    1. meximoments@yahoo.com says:

      She is a great writer! I found a connection with all of her books! Thanks so much for stopping by~ M

  3. Melissa says:

    I think these thoughts about relationships are so empowering because you preach that they are not failures even though they end. I love that she points out that you have to spend time to know yourself and it is as important as any other relationship in your life

  4. Mandy @ A Cupful of Carters says:

    I think that is an interesting topic for a book. I can definitely see how self empowering it would be to write about this personal side of life.

  5. I’ve never heard of this woman or her books before today. I am interested now and certainly feel empowered by the few bits you shared with us.

  6. wildandfreeoutdoors says:

    So glad you “introduced” me to her just now as I read this blog! She seems so inspirational and now I’m curious to check out her books! I can’t wait to check out more of her books! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  7. theclutterboxblog says:

    I have never heard of her but I love the shared quotes! The covers of her books are wonderful. It’s always great to see questions and answers from women empowering others.

  8. I haven’t heard of her but these quotes are awesome! I may have to check out her books soon!

  9. I had never heard of her until now, but this makes me want to look her up and check out her book. She seems like a great person.

  10. Marcie says:

    I’ve never heard of Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol until now. She sounds fantastic!

  11. momssmallvictories says:

    I love to read and will have to check out her books. I have been wanting to journal more like I did once upon a time and I think it will help improve my writing skills. Mirtha has a beautiful writing style and a powerful message of empowerment, thanks for sharing!

  12. cvnxena says:

    I’ve not heard of Mirtha but I am loving some of her quotes and i am all for empowering women, I will have to check her book out!

  13. Carolyn says:

    I love her words about relationships and learning about yourself. Sounds like an amazing book.

  14. Lydia says:

    I’ve never heard of Mirtha before but I am slightly obsessed with her quotes! Her books sound fantastic too!

  15. Tereza says:

    I’ve never actually heard of Mirtha before but her poems & quotes are beautiful, need to pick up one of her books! x

  16. How come I’ve never heard of her? I must have been living under a rock. I love her quotes!

    1. meximoments@yahoo.com says:

      She’s absolutely amazing .. I truly have found so much peace and understanding for myself and others in reading her books! You’ll love them too Fabi! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Misty Nelson says:

    I’ve never heard of her. Thank you for introducing me to her, she has quite a unique perspective on relationships and self-awareness. I’m going to add her to my reading list!

  18. Wonderful interview. I had never heard of her before, but I am so glad to have been introduced to her!

  19. I’ve never heard of her before but she sounds like a great person. I think being self empowered and strong is very important in life. I’m going to add her book to my list.

    1. meximoments@yahoo.com says:

      I think you would really like her books Crystal 🙂

  20. Pam says:

    I love this! We need more empowering women like Mirtha to remind us that we need to accept and love ourselves. We need more powerful role models like her for our young women!!!

  21. Jana says:

    Love all these amazing quotes! Great post! xo Jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

  22. This is so empowering! One thing I enjoy about mistakes is that they can always teach others. Definitely a silver lining!

    Vanessa | http://www.vanessarenae.com

  23. Jen Nordine says:

    incredibly inspiring post!! Thank you for sharing all these empowering words to live by. “In life you want to take the positives from people and leave the negative outside the door” – couldn’t agree more! Thank you for sharing!

  24. She sounds extremely interesting. It is so good to see women who have their heads in the right place and are doing the best they can to help other women.

  25. Victoria Schneider says:

    WOw this is so empowering. Love that women are supporting women and how strong our voices have gotten!
    Victoria | http://www.thesoutherntrunk.com

  26. Those illustrations are so pretty
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  27. I have never heard of Mirtha Michelle before – now I am curious. I really like the illustrations used for her book covers.

  28. Smedina.2522@gmail.com says:

    Really enjoyed reading this, and the quotes are amazing!!

    1. meximoments@yahoo.com says:

      I think you would love her books! thanks for stopping by. XO

  29. Wow she sounds very inspirational, I’ll definitely check her out!

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

  30. Sounds like an interesting read! So much talent out there!

  31. Alex Tabar says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I didn’t know Mirtha Michelle, and she is definitely a “Latina in Media”.

  32. danay says:

    What a great discovery. I really enjoyed her quotes. I’m going to have to check out her books, especially since empowering and inspiring works are my weakness!

  33. Donah Davila says:

    Like many here I haven’t heard of her but she sounds like a really wise woman and very inspirational. So many amazing quotes that I am sure will inspire many just by reading them.

  34. deepagandhi says:

    You deserve it all ,dont let anyone convince you otherwise- Loved this quote. Inspiring read. Good to know about her.

  35. Dana Emerson says:

    Very inspiring statements, from a very beautiful woman. Thank you for sharing!

  36. Keoshia says:

    Wow what an amazing interview. I have never heard of her. I will have to pick up her books, the samples poems you inserted were amazing!

  37. Ana Ojha says:

    She sounds dynamic and has quite impressive persona! Thanks for introducing her to us! I’ll check out her books!

  38. shannond2015 says:

    I am a women and I have a daughter. Empowering us has been a been a priority! Love this!

    1. meximoments@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so much, My daughter inspired me to start this segment.. and I’m so glad I did.

  39. Ellie Chan says:

    I’ve not heard of her before but I love those quotes. Definitely going to check her out!

    Ellie
    http://Www.scotchandstilettos.com

  40. Mirtha sounds like quite the role model. I’ll surely take your tip and check out her Instagram!

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