Author Archives: Erika Renee Land

Erika and Shay Forbes-Wilson on Building ‘The Real Power Couples’

Erika and Shay Forbes-Wilson on Building ‘The Real Power Couples’

“Fall in love, stay in love, using the power of your love.” That is the motto of Reverend Erika Forbes-Wilson and Shay Forbes-Wilson, founders of the San Antonio-based endeavor The Real Power Couples. With marriage equality now a reality, officiants Erika, an ordained interfaith minister, and Shay, a personal trainer, are on a mission to

Mujer Power: LGBT Powerhouse Cristina Martinez Leads by Example

One week before Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Southeast Texas, my wife Corrissa and I visited Galveston to celebrate our wedding anniversary. While there, we caught up with Cristina E. Martinez, an LBGT rights activist, entrepreneur and insurance agent with more than three decades of community service under her belt. Initially, we’d scheduled an interview

Huddle Up with the San Antonio Regulators

In the shadows of star UCF fighters Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey still lurks the taboo notion of women expressing themselves through physical contact. The International Women’s Football League (IWFL) struggles to escape that belief. The league was established four years after the WNBA, but has yet to catch its footing under outdated ideals. San