Cleanse your Circle & Preserve your Space – Jenay Wright

  Play that Sade sis! Blast that India Arie! Yes, even louder and continue to alleviate your soul and protect your vibe. Don’t ever stop your healing, individual growth, and the flourishment that has been progressing over time. I see you Queen and I recognize your ability to improve all who you are. You deserve…

To Be Black, Beautiful, and Costa Rican – Shantel Miller

  Both my parents were born and raised in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. (I love saying that lol. Fun fact about Costa Rica. Costa Rica has the largest Jamaican diaspora after Cuba and Panama and its development as a nation is witness to this contribution. Since 1850, fishermen of Afro-Caribbean origin began to…

Sis, Self – Care isn’t Selfish it’s Essential – Jenay Wright

Sis! I want you to breathe in and exhale. Through every release of your breathe I want you to let go of any stress, triggers, tribulations,  anything else that is consuming all of your energy. At this moment it is about you and nobody else. Whether you are a mum, executive assistant, caretaker, therapist, or…

What are YOU? I am more than just an Afro Latina!—Tracey Phipps

“What are you?” That’s a common question I normally get asked. I’ve also heard “I knew you were mixed with something but didn’t want to ask,” or “there’s something different about you.” To some people this is offensive but I appreciate the curiosity. I’m flattered now when people assume I am an exotic creation handcrafted…

Owning My Afro-Latinidad, Unapologetically — Monique Soto

    By: Monique Soto —  I am a proud Black and Puerto Rican – an Afro Latina! It has taken a long time for me to love and accept my heritage and descent until this point in my life. I had my fair share of identity struggles. My father is Puerto Rican from Rio…

La Afro-Mexicana de Santa Ana – Crisma Petatan

  By Crisma Petatan — “One of the questions I get asked the most is “What are you?” I am asked this question after I start speaking Spanish. I have brown skin and afro hair. When people see me, they see a black woman and black women in America only speak English right? Well that…