April Hernandez Castillo

Most know me for my dramatic role as Eva in the 2007 drama Freedom Writers. I have been able to inspire audiences while starring in award winning TV dramas, including my 2010 SAG nominated role as Cira on Dexter. When I'm not acting or preparing to be a mom, I'm a motivational speaker & spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. I also founded the annual L.O.V.E. Walk (Love Overcomes Violence Eternally), an annual day dedicated to solidarity and awareness to help put an end to domestic violence.

April's Latest Posts

April's Adventures in Mamihood: Join me in the fight against domestic violence

I am going to be participating in a march against domestic violence this weekend and I want all of you in the NYC area to join me. It's a cause that is very near and dear to my heart and a march that I founded back in 2011. So this year will be the second annual the  L.O.V.E (Love Overcomes Violence Eternally) march. I started this with a friend of mine in the hopes that if we went public with our former abusive relationships, other women would join the movement and we can all help prevent this from every happening to another person ever again. 

October is domestic violence awareness month and there is only ONE other walk in all of NYC to stand against violence towards women. Will you join me? Watch my video below and find out all about this movement and make sure to visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thelovewalk.

 

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April's Adventures in Mamihood: My birthing story...

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I'm baaaack! After a couple of weeks recouping from my labor, I feel like I need to let you chicas in on the realities of my experience. My labor was tough, scary, and unlike anything I EVER expected. But in the end I got the greatest gift of all, my beautiful and healthy baby girl Summer Rose. Now that I'm finally feeling like myself again, I wanted to share my experience. Watch my video after the jump to find out what REALLY went down when I gave birth. 

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April's Adventures in Mamihood: Meet my baby girl!

Hi mamitas, it's April Hernandez Castillo and I'm so proud and blessed and happy to announce to you the birth of my beautiful baby girl! Both she and I are healthy and happy and relaxing, recovering from the labor.

So, for the info: She was born on September 30, 2012 at 1:15PM, weighing in at 7 lbs., 5 oz. and 19 inches long and her name is...

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April's Adventures in Mamihood: My due date is here!

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But still no baby. She seems pretty intent on staying right where she is, but either way, I'm ready for her and already thinking about how I can make her a proud, strong, and smart little Latina. First step? Mami wants to graduate from college!!!

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April's Adventures in Mamihood: Take a peek inside my hospital bag! (VIDEO)

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I'm seriously counting down the minutes until my baby daughter arrives--and I can't wait to meet her! This week, I want to give you a peek inside my hospital bag with, and, of course, the baby's bag--both all packed and ready to go! And let me tell you, my little girl is going to be fabulous, with her adorable onesies, chic first dress (awww!), and picture-perfect flower headband.

 

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