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UNBROKEN: A Mother-Daughter Journey of Resilience, Faith and Courage
By Dr. Egli Colón Stephens and 
professional model Natalia Harris

Egli and Natalia are personal friends. They have been working hard and diligently on this book for a few years.  We are so happy that their dream has come True! The book is done and being shared with all.  Natalia is healthy and featured in Delta’s newest ad campaign, and Egli is following her daughter into modeling.

This dynamic duo will be appearing at the New York’s National Opera Center on Friday, September 20, at 7:30pm.  It’s a Free Book Launch Party.  All are welcome.  Visit them at

SUMMARY:  UNBROKEN is a hope-filled story of a mother and a daughter, and their unwavering grip for life; reminding us that the human spirit is unbreakable. Grounded in their faith, together they battle a life-threatening disease that would forever change the course of their lives. In this chronicle you will hear these warriors’ roar, holding on to life and God's promises. Dr. Egli Colón Stephens digs into memory weaving stories of her cultura, familia, and tradiciones that armed her with the tools to survive the challenges of life. Instinctually, she began to write about the journey God had brought her from, and a decade later, here it is. Like life, which is not linear, this story takes many shifts and unexpected turns. Facing the biggest challenge to date, through her daughter’s life challenge, Egli learns what it means to be courageous, resilient and relentless while leaning on her community for prayers.

Their story has over 53,000 views on Telemundo and over 32,000 visits on their CaringBridge blog. In 2015, Egli had her article published on NBC News, and Natalia Harris has been featured on the NY Daily News, The Morning Show in Australia, The Sun in UK, Mirror, UK, Vivala, ABC News, DNAinfo, Refinery29, Women’s Health, Us Weekly and Vogue.

Photo Credit by photobyayala


Egli Colón Stephens, Ed.D.  has been an inner-city educator for about twenty years and currently teaches Sociology at Bronx Community College and Dominican History at Borough of Manhattan Community College, in New York. Dr. Colón Stephens is a New York State Certified teacher. She obtained a Doctorate Degree in Urban Education from the Graduate Theological Foundation. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Multicultural Education from the College of Mount St. Vincent where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from St. Francis College. She is also a Certified Holistic Life Coach, a consultant and a professional lifestyle model represented by STATE management.  Dr. Colón Stephens has been a distinguished human rights guest speaker at many institutions, including the United Nations, Fordham University, and Universidad Panamericana de Aguas Calientes in Mexico.

Natalia Harris is a professional model, cancer survivor and body positive image activist. She was born and raised in New York, and her family is from the Dominican Republic and Barbados. Ms. Harris earned an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College and is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She has been featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Morning Show in Australia, Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día, Refinery 29. She has been featured in a campaign for fashion brand Six 02 by Foot Locker displayed across a Times Square billboard. She is one of the faces for an ad by Delta Airlines and has modeled for global makeup brand Laura Mercier.  Natalia Harris is determined and crystal clear about spreading a message of hope to the world. Although she loves fashion and modeling, her life’s purpose is to use it as a platform to heal humanity.