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…

Meet Vivian Moran: The Voice of Afro – Indigenous Peruvians

Imagine being a product of two rich ethnic groups. Imagine being a descendant from Peru and standing proudly in your skin. Imagine being Vivian Moran.  Whose art recognizes her African and Indigenous roots and gives a voice to her community.  From celebrating Black and Indigenous womanhood through digital art. Or saying what needs to be…

Don’t Question My Afro – Dominican Heritage – Magnolia Vilma

  By: Magnolia Vilma  — “Wait, say your last name again?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that phrase I’d probably own ten mansions, swimming pool, and jacuzzis attached. I would have maybe five or ten people’s student loans fully paid off in cash money. I sleep, breathe, eat, and dream of…

Meet Sky Britnei: Afro-Latina Spiritual + Holistic Wellness Practitioner

  From her vibrant soul to her radiant energy, Sky Britnei’s passion and devotion to healing the mind, body and soul is truly empowering.   Her genuine spirits and inspirational work for black and brown communities are extremely essential.   Growing up both Panamanian and Jamaican, Sky Britnei incorporates her Carribean roots into her holistic…

Why don’t you do your hair? – Jenay Wright

      Why don’t you do your hair? My hair is done all my puffs and naps My kinks and coils deserve a standing ovation. Stand up and Clap Edge control don’t hold my frizz, it rises back up It’s natural I give her all my love It ain’t soft either and no baby…

Dear You – Sharee Yveliz

  Dear you, My “Dominican side” is not showing. It didn’t make an appearance as if my blackness was hiding it. My American status doesn’t take away from the culture I was raised in. Dear you, I am Dominican. I shout in Spanish when I’m frustrated; curse words roll off my tongue when I’m angry….

Five Gifs & Memes for and by Afro-Latinas – Jenay Wright

If you are always on social media, you know Gifs and Memes are life. They get our day started and keep our insomnia entertained at night. To be honest without them will some social media sites even be useful. I mean they take up the majority of our scrolling time. The point is they are powerful…

Meet Kathryn Allison: An Afro-Latina Actress in Aladdin the Musical

By: Jenay Wright – Kathryn Allison, multitalented Broadway Singer, and Actor, ensembles in Aladdin in the Broadway musical, who plays the fortune teller. Recollecting her fondest childhood memories of her Cuban roots in an Instagram video, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month caught my eye.  Her passion and drive as she states connect back to her Cuban…