Pilar was uncool way before being uncool was cool.
A native of Chile with deep Chicago roots, Pilar and geekdom have been mutually exclusive since tight-rolled jeans and slap bracelets were in fashion, making it rather fitting she married a Star Wars nerd, made two nerdlets and became the world’s okayest mom.
An award-winning writer, editor, social media strategist and geeky pop culturalist, her commentary has appeared on sites like Babble, Cool Mom Picks, Cool Mom Tech, Fandango (where she’s Contributing Editor), The Nerd Machine, Modern Mom, What To Expect and Yahoo; and she’s been featured in and on some cool places like CNN, Good Morning America, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart and BBC America. Those last two might win at all the things since they mention her love of coffee and 18th century wooden legs.
In 2010, she created Disney Social Media Magic after seeing a need for a virtual, daily curation of all things Disney on Facebook and Twitter. The grassroots springboard for breaking news, first looks and other Disneyfied thingamabobs has a community of more than 5,000 enthusiasts, and reaches twice that per week. Not bad for crowd-sourcing.
A true bohemian (no DVR) and eclectic moviehound (dramedy activenture musiriller sciwesterns are her favorites), Pilar is also a developing photographer and travel nerd, having flown to various places to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Skywalker Ranch, Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland, the cast of Twilight and Prince Edward Island. Because Anne with an “e.” Her favorite shots always end up being the ones that have her kids in them though. Ok, and the one she snapped while tripping over Chris Hemworth’s foot. On the red carpet. True story.
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Photo credit: Janice Croze Photography