Amaris Castillo is a Florida-based journalist and a proud first-time mami. She is also the creator of Bodega Stories, a series featuring real stories from the corner store. Born in Brooklyn, New York to Dominican parents, she credits the many tales she heard growing up to her current love for storytelling. Her work has appeared in Latina magazine, Fusion and newspapers including The Lowell Sun and Bradenton Herald. You can follow her work on Twitter @AmarisCastillo.