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…

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…

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…