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…

I Am More Than Able – Aliyah Davenport

“Pat-a-cake, baker’s man!” we laughed as we played, and pure bliss filled my body. This euphoria was brutally interrupted with a comment that sent a pang through my very core: “Aliyah, you’re playing the game wrong. Why is your hand always crooked?” I laughed and retorted, “Crooked? I injured it a few days ago, that’s…

Y no soy negra? – Sharee Yveliz

Cuando me pusieron desrizado y rolos abajo la secadora?  Cuando un estilo “simple” coge mas que una hora? No soy negra?  Cuando le gente se quedan en sorpresa escúchame hablar la idioma ? O que una mujer piel blanca puede ser mi mamá?  No soy negra ? Cuando me preguntan “ju speak eSpanish?” Y me…

I’m Afro-Latina and Proud – Gabi Banks

To be honest, I grew up just thinking I was an African – American woman. I didn’t learn of my Afro- Latinx heritage as I got to college. I knew my mother’s family came from another country, but since I was raised in another state so far, I didn’t really learn much about my mother’s…

Divinity- Michelle Lopez

Divine power, comes from Her.She. Moves and flows through the world. With her curves,hypnotizing.Like honey dripping from a spoon.Curves that never end.Curves that never go unnoticed. Skin like cinnamon, butterscotch, honey, chocolatesmooth,glistening skin. Skin that makes you wish you could taste and smell Through your eyes. Eyes that you are so grateful to have To see Beauty….