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Hey You!

Did you know that you can be a Midsize woman over 40 and still take up space? That you can have style with curves and be seen?

I started blogging in 2016, right after my 40th birthday, (I call it a midlife creative burst instead of a midlife crisis) then launched a podcast to create a space for independent women to talk about style and substance. To talk about the complexities of being a woman who is authentic and thriving! 

I’m Dr.Vivian Rodriguez, an educational psychologist, blogger, educator, and coach who loves to talk about life, style for Midsize and Curves, creating, and mental health. 

Let’s do this! 

My Story

I built my blog brand while juggling a full time job, having a tight budget, being a mom & wife, and earning a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. I studied the power of community and how it helps special educators effectively support students. Good stuff, right?

I’m a Educational Psychologist with decades of experience working with youth, families, and mental health. I got lucky and get to do what I love! 

It’s my belief that, as Women, we can be multi-faceted and blend substance with style. All with joy, of course. I love being Midsize. Read about that here

I am a bilingual Spanish speaking (working on the writing) Dominican American, an Afrolatina. I am both Black and Latina and wouldn’t have it any other way. Es parte de lo que soy!

I live in the Greater Los Angeles area with my husband and two kids. I’m not perfect or preachy, just trying like everyone else. I’m so glad you are here!

I also have a podcast, Don’t Mix In, the Women’s Podcast for Life, Style & Substance. 

Wanna work together?​

If you are a brand or social media outlet interested in collaborating or partnering with Liv by Viv please email me at vivian@livbyviv.com . For recent collaborations, see Partnerships.

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