There’s a loneliness epidemic
in the United States, and this isolation and lack of connection
is having devastating effects on countless people, contributing to both physical ailments, like heart disease and dementia, as well as mental afflictions, like depression and anxiety. In this social climate, the need for long-lasting relationships
has become increasingly vital — so much so that friends Alexis Mendias and Jaqueline “Jackie” Padilla were eager to help foster these connections with City Señoras
, a social club that helps Latinas get out of their comfort zone and into community. The online-meets-IRL community, which is currently linking women in New York through in-person events, first found footing on TikTok, and now garners a loyal follower base of more than 6,000 across social media platforms.