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…

This Afro-Latina – Jenay Wright

This is Afro-Latina The one with the 4c here pinned up so elegantly My Spanglish goes far in these New York Streets My brown melanated skin I am not exotic you see The finest negrita walking down the Grand concourse scene My mami she’s a Panamanian queen Raised in the city of Colon, don’t remember…