- East Division - Workshop Presenter 2021
Carrie is available to speak to small or large groups and is best suited for those who like a straightforward, “keepin it real” style. Whether she is speaking to those affected by a cancer diagnosis, single or teenage parents or those who just feel they’re not good enough, smart enough and don’t fit in, Carrie will most likely share something personal that resonates and motivates them to carry on with purpose and passion.
Laughter & Lip Gloss; How Cancer Saved My Life
Carrie shares the inspiring story of how being diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer took her from simply SURVIVING life to THRIVING and living on purpose. In 2012, Just weeks before turning 41 years old, Carrie wondered what more she was supposed to be doing with the last half of her life. Her children were approaching adulthood, her full time job stable, but there had to be more. Be careful what you ask for! Cancer definitely changed the trajectory of her life and for the better. This is not just a feel-good story, but one that is raw, honest and insightful. The CARE Project, Inc., was born only because of Carrie's diagnosis and has been supporting Breast Cancer patients since 2013.
Resiliency - In Spite of It All
A very raw and candid journey through life-changing events and experiences, which ultimately changed the blueprint of Carrie's heart and mind, not to mention the forecast of Carrie's behavior, choice and life. This talk was developed after being asked to be the keynote speaker for the annual conference hosted by Mujeres Unidas de UC Riverside in 2020. The topic of the conference was motherhood. The Chairs of the conference found Carrie's bio on Hispanic Lifestyle's Latina of Influence Award list (2017) and thought her story from teenage mother to Cancer Survivor and Founder|CEO of TCP to be inspiring and a good fit. The audience was moved to a standing ovation and Carrie's life was forever changed by the experience. She went on to host a workshop in 2021 for Mujeres Unidas de UC Riverside and also speak to hundreds of 6th-12th graders for Los Angeles Unified School District - East LA.