#LiveLoveLaughLia
Hola! Me llamo Amalia Gonzalez but you can call me Lia. I love to Laugh and cry. Sing and Dance. Run, fall and get up. I am a media maker and full time caregiver of my 28 year old sister of Cerebral Palsy. She is my inspiration. My hopes are to one day provide her with everything she needs and wants.

I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May 2011 with a BA in Television with a concentration in writing and producing. I love to write! I have been writing since the age of eight. I started off by writing poems and eventually lead to short stories and writing for my high school newspaper. In High School I was also part of the Advanced Television Program where I won an Excellence in Television Production Award in 2007.

At Columbia I was a producer/editor at its student run station, Frequency TV where created a series on the 26th Chicago Latino Film Festival that got me nominated for a Midwest Emmy! Here I was also proud founder and president of Students Helping Humanity, a community service and awareness organization.

Today I babysit my sister full-time, take improv at Second City, and Teach Improv to Children with The Laughing Academy in Glenview. All while also looking for a full time job!  #FamilyWoman #MediaMaker #LaugherAtLife #Philanthropist #ProudLatina

Besos, XOXO
-Lia
  • #Lollapalooza14

    This year was the first year I attended the famous Lollapalooza music festival. Marking its 10th anniversary at Grant Park Chicago I served as volunteer & got rewarded entry to the festival. As a music fan I enjoyed this festival very much. I got to see favorites such as Eminem and Outkast. I got to be part of the festival as a greeter to other fans such a myself. I’m already anxiously waiting for 2015!

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

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  • Amy Poehler to Debut “Yes, Please” in October

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    Of course as any Amy Poehler fan I am very excited for this! Our favorite SNL veteran & Parks and Recreation actress is ready to dish out some laughs and I’m ready to read! Pretty Street Books will publish Poehlers first book “Yes, Please” on October 28, 2014. Poehler will write about various topics such as friendship, parenting, and advice on love and life, and all done with her inimitable wit.

    Can’t wait!
    Besos, xoxo
    -Lia

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  • Last day to vote! #JNJ #ChampionsOfCare #InspireCare #VoteAmalia #CerebralPalsyAwareness www.careinspirescare.com

  • Grateful to be a Champions Of Care Finalist

    I want to thank everyone who has supported me in the last 20 days! I’m so grateful to be a Johnson and Johnson’s Champions of Care finalist. I am also grateful from all the support I’m receiving from family, friends and even strangers.

    Thank you for reading my story, and if you voted Thank YOU!!!! Win or lose I’m so happy that my sisters story got out there. Being a finalist because of my sister is reward enough!

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    Besos, y gracias a todos!
    -Amalia


    *You can read my story at: https://www.careinspirescare.com/en/champions-of-care/consumers?storyId=10326

    Also read an article written by Extra Newspaper: http://extranews.net/champions-of-care-finalist-im-ready-to-get-my-sisters-story-out-there.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=champions-of-care-finalist-im-ready-to-get-my-sisters-story-out-there

  • Dream Come True - Meeting Adamari Lopez

    On Friday February 28, 2014 I had a dream come true. I got to meet the ever so talented Puerto Rican Actress Adamari Lopez. Those who know of her know her talents in the many roles she has played in telenovelas in Mexico. Growing up I always looked up to her and still do. Adamari has an inspiring success story that evolved and changed after she was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago. Today she is a morning host to Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Dia, of which I watch every morning because of her. Meeting Adamari just made my dreams more clear. I would love to be as inspiring Latina that she is. She is so humble and down to earth. Hay pocas como ella!!

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    Gracias Adamari por ser como eres! Nunca cambies!

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

  • Gravity Wins Big at The Oscars - Alfonso Cuaron “Un Orgullo Mexicano”

    Congratulations to Gravity for taking 7 win out of 10 Nominations. A BIG CONGRATS to Alfonso Cuaron for winning Best Director. Cuaron is the first Latino/Mexican to win this award! I’m so proud! Now as filmmakers we have big shoes to fill! VIVA MEXICO! QUE ORGULLO!

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    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

  • Crews pay tribute to slain film worker in “Slates for Sarah”

    [LA TIMES] A social media campaign to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the slain camera assistant who died in Georgia last week, has gone viral, drawing an outpouring of support from crew members around the world.

    Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train Thursday during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic “Midnight Rider” in Savannah. Seven other crew members also were injured in the incident.

    To honor Jones, her friends and family have launched a “Slates for Sarah” social media campaign, prompting crew members to post comments and pictures of Sarah’s name written on film slates on Facebook and Twitter.

    A “Slates for Sarah” Facebook page already has drawn more than 17,000 likes with photos and comments coming from crews across the nation, as well as Canada, Spain, Italy and Puerto Rico.

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    Read More: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-sarah-jones-social-media-20140225,0,7571920.story#ixzz2uRsOuNZE

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

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  • ‘Entourage’ Movie Gets a Release Date

    Finally Entourage movie gets a release date! June 15, 2015 needs to get here ASAP!image

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

  • Hoy! Gran estreno de Camelia La Texana, por Telemundo 10PM/9C

    Yo! Listisima!

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

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  • ‘Girls” Lena Dunham to Make ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut

    Lena Dunham, creator and star of HBO’s “Girls,” will make her “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut on March 8. Musical guests will be The National, who are making their musical debut.

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    As a fan of GIRLS and Lena, I’m super excited!?!

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

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  • Janney “Chiquis” Rivera - Paloma Blanca

    El primero sencillo y video musical de la hija de la difunta Jenni Rivera. Hermosa cancion escrita y dedicada para su mama Jenni. Jenni vive! Suerte y truinfo para chiquis!

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

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  • Lady Gaga Covers Bazaar Magazine March 2014 Issue

    Goddess of Love, Lady Gaga covers Bazaar Magazine. Gaga tells all from Artpop, Love and more! Pick up yours today! image

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    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

  • Watch Melanie Martinez new music video! New single! Dollhouse!

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  • New video - Shakira ft. Rihanna - Can’t Remember to Forget you

    Have you seen Shakira’s new video??!! Featuring a lot of sexiness from her and Rihanna. First off I love the song due to both caribbean voices. This was a song that was meant to happen for a very long time. I’m glad they finally collaborated. The video? I love it? What are your thoughts?

    Besos, XOXO

    -Lia

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  • 'Cesar Chavez' Trailer

    Cesar Chavez was truly a groundbreaking Mexican-American activist who fought for the rights of farm workers in the 1960s. A movie directed by Diego Luna (Y tu mama tambien) is coming out starring Michael Peña as Chavez and his screen wife America Ferrera.

    [Watch Trailer Here]

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    Michael Peña in ‘Cesar Chavez’ (Photo: Lionsgate)

    Saludos, XOXO

    -Lia