Black girl. You Are Black Enough – Jenay Wright

When I look in the mirror I see a Black woman, when I walk down the street I am seen as a Black woman. My skin is evidently brown, but realistically I didn’t always feel Black enough. Was this because I had a sprinkle of sazon and sofrito, that played a role in some of…

My Hair is Enough – Jenay Wright

My hair is a topic I don’t enjoy conversing about. Most of the time I try to avoid bringing it up, especially around others who don’t necessarily understand my experience because they haven’t walked in my shoes. When you were taught to hate your hair and constantly your texture was considerded not appealing or too…

Soy una mujer Negra, tengo poder, soy magia. – Andy La Negra

Embracing my Blackness in Latinidad is probably the most exhausting existence I encounter every day. I know that may lead to the question “but what the hell does that even mean?” Well frankly it means that having all these intersecting identities can be draining.  I am a Dark Skin Black Woman; I am also of…

I Am Not Your Trend – Jenay Wright

I am not your trend  In fact my melanin is the perfect blend  My mocha skin effortlessly reigns majestically  My skin full of richness, it glows so miraculously Unapologetically Black, my queendom so pure  My blackness seeks no validation, I stand in my skin   No reassurances needed, your pity is a sin  You can’t appropriate…

Latina Como Yo – Rukia K

But …I don’t get it, Rukia how can you be Latina, when you’re black!?”  I have heard variations of this question countless times throughout my adolescent years. Questions like this have led me to feel that my Latino Identity was something I always had to prove and/or defend. At that time, I didn’t know how…