Afro-Latina Changemaker: Liliana Ruiz, Social Justice Activist

For Black History Month, #IAMENOUGH and the Eva Longoria Foundation are collaborating to highlight Afro-Latina changemakers. Learn more about the Eva Longoria Foundation’s work to empower Latinas through education and entrepreneurship at @evalongoriafoundation on Instagram. Art and activism intersect in powerful ways, offering unique perspectives on issues old and new. Artistic activism paves the way…

Thalia Dyche’s Journey through Embracing her Afro -Latinidad

I am no stranger to the questions or “Are you sure you’re Mexican?” or “if you’re Latina, how are you black?” I anticipate these questions because I know that they’re coming.  My name is Thalia and I am from San Diego, California. I am Mexican and Afro-Panamanian and identify as Afro-Latina.  Growing up, I had…

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…

Signed, The AfroMexicanActivist

Great risings my people! I am Yah-Yah Sandoval, I was born and raised in Clovis, New Mexico. I am studying Law, I will become a leading lawyer for our Black and Brown communities. I am a mixture of Afro-Spaniard, and Afro-Mexican, my family migrated from El Bosque Spain as slaves. My family since then branched…