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Day 12: People of color impacting the social web – Bren Herrera – #29DaysofDiversity


As we all know, February is Black History Month. It’s a month where we honor those who have made an impact on American culture for equal rights, those who have invented, those who have a helped others and those who have inspired everyone to be the best they can be, not only as a person of color but as a human. For the past two years for Black History Month, I started an online series called 28 Days Diversity where I would feature someone new everyday during the month of February for just being awesome in their own right. Even though it’s black history month, the goal for 28 Days of Diversity is to feature not just African-Americans but other minorities in the web/tech space. Also note that 28 Days of Diversity is not a popularity contest or an influencer list but a list of thought leaders in the social web sector, including entrepreneurs, bloggers, conference organizers, IT professionals and friends not ranked in any particular order who I have either met in person or followed online. Each post will include a picture, bio, two links from the selected person and this paragraph.

For 2012 I wanted to not just feature individuals but also ask a question to where each featured person could share their passion with others. For 29 Days of Diversity 2012 each post/person will answer the question “What motivates you to become successful?”

For the next 29 days since 2012 is a leap, come back to visit and/or to see who’s on the list. For day 12, I would like to introduce to some and present to others:

Bren Herrera

Bren Herrera

Twitter: @BrenHerrera

Website/Blog: Flanboyant Eats™: Latin Fusion & Global Cuisine.


Bren Herrera is a Renaissance woman and natural artist in the fields of music, food and fashion. She’s a classically trained cellist and vocalist, having toured in Spain and performed in stages in Mexico, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and other notable cities. Having a deep-rooted passion for haute lifestyle and enjoying a cultured life, Bren began expanding her creativity in 2005 to other realms of interest. She’s been cooking Latin and fusion cuisine for 18 years, and professionally for 7, having developed a passion for entertaining at an early age. Cooking for friends and family has always fascinated her and brings her much joy. In 2008 she launched her critically acclaimed food blog, Flanboyant Eats™. The blog’s popularity has landed her TV gigs appearing with Emeril Lagasse, a private stodge and demo with Chef of the Century, Joel Robuchon and continues to do TV having recently appeared on CNN Español, reaching over 30 million viewers. Bren is a full-time private chef, food, travel and fashion writer, having written food columns for LATINA Magazine, Dean & DeLuca, Cuisine Noir and has been published in various print publications covering culinary trends, restaurant reviews, global cuisine and excursions. She’s been featured in Black Enterprise, The Washington Post, Daily Candy, The AJC and other notable publications. She authors a culinary and fashion blog which document her approach to life. Sexy and delicious!

What motivates you to become successful?

I’m always motivated by my natural passion for enjoying the wonderful things life has to offer; not the material things, rather the intangible experiences. I want to provide for myself and my family (parents and siblings) with experiences the average person isn’t able to. If I’m able to impact and inspire someone else to pursue their dreams through my work, then I’m successful.

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