My nickname is Susú. I was born in Washington Heights, NYC and am made of Cuban parts. I am single, of a certain age, and deeply moved by such things as my mom’s heart, my dog’s paws, a great movie, a perfect salsa class, the pursuit of personal growth, and connecting with people. I feel that the world is my family.

“Sin zapato” is a phrase that rolls off my Cuban mother’s tongue on a daily basis. It’s a warning, an admonition, a wag of the finger. It’s also the thing that I love to be, above all other things. Barefoot.

This blog is dedicated to the girls and women out there, standing on their own ground and doin’ the damn thing. I see you, I am you, and I salute you.

Susú is a writer, life coach and
corporate America escapee


At least…

On support, permission, and freedom in partnership and singlehood


On immigrant mothers and their daughters, and the bridges we build

My place

On old friendships and my place in their hearts


On the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001

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