Today we’d like to introduce you to Aniluli Muñecas.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Aniluli. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m a comedian, actress and women empowerer with a creative soul. Born and raised in Puerto Rico from Cuban parents. I understood from a young age my passion for performing, creating and making people laugh, nothing makes me feel as good as when I’m doing those things. My dream has always been to meet the world through the eyes of comedy and love. Where everyone forgets about their problems and differences while uniting in one big laugh. I truly believe the world would be better if we would just learn to laugh together.
I have trained in multiple acting schools like The Stella Adler Conservatory, where I specialized in comedy and character development with the great Elizabeth Parrish mentor to Meryl Streep, at the Adriana Barraza Acting Studio in Miami and finally, my training took me to Spain, where I completed Masters in the Escuela de Artes y Espectáculos TAI in Madrid.
Since moving to Miami in 2012, I have performed in multiple theater roles. Without a doubt my favorite experience so far has been interpreting “La Espiritista” which I co-wrote, produced and directed. The character created for MicroTheater, Miami Madame Yuyú has taken a life of its own online with videos that are as much fun to make as they are to watch. This has given me a taste of what producing your own material feels like and I LOVE IT! I believe that TV needs a shift and change has to happen. We need to create more diverse roles and programs specially for LATINOS and I want to be, no scratch that, I WILL BE PART OF THAT CHANGE.
I broke out into television in 2015 with my first international series “Tómame o Déjame” (VIP 2000 & Nirvana Films Production) where I played Danny, a curvy and sexy heartbreaker who gets one of the leading man. This character shone a light into my comedic style, where embracing my body is no joke. Telemundo Studios took notice and casted me in the successful comedy series “Silvana Sin Lana” where I currently play Jennifer “La Sirenita Sabrosa” (available on Netflix Latin America).
In the past year, I have begun multiple film and production projects, but my most memorable and closest to my heart is my personal project, Soy Un Mujerón is a female empowerment platform which focuses on self-love, embracing positivity and changing body perception, specially in the Hispanic Society and Media which is mainly directed by men.
I have always felt like I did not belong to any specific group. I’ve always struggled with being put in a box or being labeled. Why? Why the comparison? If I am who I am, nobody else, which means I am not like everyone else and everyone else is not like me. But it was not always easy seeing it that way, I spent most of my life thinking that I would get my big chance once I would be able to comply with certain “standards” being imposed by God knows who. Until one day, I realized I was not the one with the problem THEY WERE, they were the ones who were dimming my light just because they could not see beyond their own limitations and insecurities. That was the day that I had my “AYA-YAY” moment and it all became more clear. I began to love and accept myself as I am, the good and the not so good; embarking in this journey of healing and becoming my best version because at the end, that is what we should all aim to become… OUR BEST VERSION, whatever that means individually to each of us.
Soy Un Mujerón celebrates this wonderful journey of self love and acceptance. It celebrates us as the authentic, unique and powerful women we are. It helps us heal form past pains and struggles, it helps us break molds and create new opportunities for ourselves without being limited by anyone. It empowers us and helps us understand that as women we need to stand together as a compliment to each-other not as competition. To build each-other up, not tear each-other apart. It is our responsibility to pave the way for our future generation of Mujerones, lets give them the tools we were missing for so long so they can embark on this beautiful journey of self love as soon as they arrive into this world, that without a doubt will be better if we work together. #SoyUnMujerón
Has it been a smooth road?
Growing up, I experience a lot of self esteem problems. I’ve battled with my weight since very young and was mocked when I said I wanted to be an actress, a statement that was usually followed by a doubtful expression from someone saying, I better get on a diet and drop some pounds. I was lucky to have parents that always made me value my personality and talent above it all but most importantly, never let me give up on my dreams.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Soy Un Mujerón – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Soy Un Mujerón is a female empowerment platform which focuses on self-love, embracing positivity and changing body perception, specially in the Hispanic society and media. We celebrate AUTHENTICITY in every shape and form. Something that sadly we are missing a lot of these days, with some many girls just going out of their ways to look, act and be like one another, instead of shinning their own light.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love how we embrace Latino culture, it doesn’t matter how far I am from my country I feel right at home here. I love the colors, the weather, the people I’ve met and the opportunities I have gotten here.
I don’t really dislike anything, because I just don’t focus on what I don’t like, I focus on what I do like. Oh… I just thought of something… traffic!! It’s intense in Miami, haha! But, I’ve learned to use it to my advantage. I call my friends to catch up, sing my heart out which is an amazing technique to relieve stress (not so much for my car speakers, oh well)!
- Website: www.soyunmujeron.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soyunmujeron/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soyunmujeron/