BXTRA with Deyla Sabio

Deyla Sabio of the Highbridge section is an educator and a lifestyle blogger with a platform called “Blogger from the Bronx.”

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While studying at SUNY Old Westbury in Long Island, Sabio noticed a lack of Bronx pride among the students from her neighborhood.  The slights to the borough even continued after graduation when her colleagues from work dubbed the Bronx as, ” dirty,” during a  casual conversation about New York City.

” That inspired me to do something for my borough,” said Sabio. ” All of the people standing outside are the ones who have the most to say about what’s inside…but they’ve never been in the Bronx.”

In January of 2017, Sabio welcomed the “outsiders” into her world by creating a blog that sheds light on the beauty of her borough.

Under her “Bronxventures” tab, there’s write-ups on local eateries such as Ceetay, a local sushi bar, events like Bronx Fashion week, and photo series of scenic areas like Wave Hill, a floral garden in Riverdale.

The blog also delves beyond the borough and features Sabio’s adventures abroad; specifically in London, Amsterdam, Paris and Spain.

” People think that we’re just here,” said Sabio. ”

Her travels inspired her to be an educator and she now works at a non-profit with children in middle school. ” I would love to have my students and bring them overseas where I can just expose them to different countries,” she said.

But Sabio also taught the valuable lesson of team work to her peers here in the Bronx. In March of 2018, Sabio spearheaded the borough’s first ever blogger social. The event took place at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on the Grand Concourse and brought together hundreds of bloggers and creatives alike. It’s no surprise that numerous collaborations have taken off since then!

“We are the heart and body,” said Sabio. ” We play an important role because we know what’s going on in our borough.”

You can visit Sabio’s blog here. 

Be on the lookout for this extraordinary gem!

 

 

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Tatyana Turner is a Bronx native who grew up in the Mott Haven and Grand Concourse sections of the borough. She has experience in print journalism and photography. In December 2016, Tatyana graduated from Temple University with a degree in Communication Studies and returned to her home in the Bronx where she is applying her skills to further discover the extraordinary people and places in the place she calls home.

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