3 Millennial Black Latinas Shaping History: Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx heritage month is a prominent celebrated month in many different ways. There are so many individuals who paved the way and contributed to the history and culture that lives on today. Many who have encouraged many millennial’s today to use their platform and space to create change and advocate for rights. To just name…

Confessions of an Afro-Latina’s Misconception- Leah Zayas

  As most 80’s born, 90’s raised, Generation Yers I witnessed the release of one of the greatest animated films of our time. One that taught the in- valuable lessons as being part of the “circle of life”. And as I will still passionately belt out the lyrics upon hearing its namesake theme song, a…

Pelo Crespo: How my Afrolatinidad Identity Saved Me

Beyazmin Jimenez  I had been using alisando on my hair since I was 8 years old. I hated the routine. I hated being in a packed salon, with chapiadoras getting their nails and hair paid by their drug-slinging men, and the wanna-be chapiadoras staring in awe hoping one of them would pay attention. The never-ending…

Being a Young Afro-Latina (Thank You, Gina Torres!)

    By Gabrielle Greiner – For many of us who claim “Afro-Latina/o”, finally finding a label that suits our identity is refreshing. More than that, it affirms who we’ve always known ourselves to be. Not everyone agrees with assigning labels to people, but to quote one of my favorite TV shows, “Dear White People”,…