Navigating life through hyperbole-colored glasses
Hi and welcome to my website! My name is Alina Gonzalez and I’m a content creator with 10+ years in the digital space, specializing in lifestyle verticals. I hail from Refinery 29, Clique Media Group (Who What Wear, Byrdie, and MyDomaine), and most recently served as the Editorial Director of Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’ve freelanced for The Zoe Report, brands such as H&M, Maybelline, and DL1961, and am currently writing for Violet Grey. In addition to my greatest loves fashion and beauty, I love music, food, film, art, design, and pugs.
I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., went to college at Dartmouth, majored in History, studied abroad in Barcelona, and currently live in Los Angeles where I plan to spend the rest of my life.
I exclusively and unintentionally speak in hyperbole – a trait which garnered me the nickname “Hyperbalina” in high school. I later used that to form my blog/brand name TheHyperbalist. “Hyperbole is just a synonym for passion” — me.
(sometimes my humor doesn’t translate through writing, but that quote is a joke. I think the idea of quoting yourself with some vague, meaningless drivel, like “dance like nobody’s watching,” and then signing it with a ‘dash – me’ is hilarious. But hyperbole really is a synonym for passion. -me)