Meet Kathryn Allison: An Afro-Latina Actress in Aladdin the Musical

By: Jenay Wright – Kathryn Allison, multitalented Broadway Singer, and Actor, ensembles in Aladdin in the Broadway musical, who plays the fortune teller. Recollecting her fondest childhood memories of her Cuban roots in an Instagram video, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month caught my eye.  Her passion and drive as she states connect back to her Cuban…

Meet LuzCelenia: A Self-Taught Afro-Latina Home Baker

  By Jenay Wright – LuzCelenia Arce is a self- taught home baker who embraces her Afro-Latinidad roots. Growing up with two blended rich cultures, she is of Puerto Rican and Belizean roots. Her heritage heavily influenced her home baking services titled ” Ricas Goodies” which serves the Washington D.C and Metro Area  ( DMV). …

No Soy Mi Pelo – Sharee Yveliz

  By the time I was two my hair was familiar with creme of nature relaxer.When I got older I didn’t understand why they couldn’t just learn to do my hair until I got a taste of what my natural hair was like. Between one and nineteen years old, I had a relaxer in my…

Don’t Claim My Melanin – Jenay Wright

Don’t claim my melanin just to be a trend Because when I was made fun of for it, where were you then? Were you ugly or a monkey, you didn’t wipe my tears Instead, you used your light skin privilege, you can’t understand any of my fears My identity existed, but I could never identify…

Being Afro-Latina & Multilingual

The term Afro-Latinx is more than just what we look like or what you see. Although that plays a major key in our identity and who we are. A large aspect of our identity is our language. Our native tongue, how we speak, dialects and our pronunciation. In Latin America some may think the native…

Afro Poderoso – Kiara Lora

    ‘Till this day, my mom is in disbelief how much my hair has changed over the last couple of years. “Te lo córtate otra vez?!” She would ask me often with a face of disappointment.  And I tell her no, as if I showed her an impressive magic trick. This magic trick is…