Zaira Miluska Funes : An Afro-Mestizo’s Journey

By  Zaira Miluska Funes — I’m Salvadoran-American and growing up in Los Angeles I always knew, from a young age, I looked different from my Mexican friends, they were fair-light skinned with straight/wavy hair and had more Eurocentric- standard Mestizo features. While I, on the other hand, had thick curly hair, darker skinned tone, and…

Celebrating Beautifully BLACK Latinas @afrolatinas_

  Social Media is an essential platform in order to gain attention to a topic or subject. The power it holds is endless and there are so many different types of social tools to utilize. So knock yourselves out! Instagram is a photo sharing app , which allows you to discover and explore new things….

DIARY OF A CONSCIOUS AFRO-LATINA

  Individuals must really try and  understand what it means to be an Afro-Latino and take the time to understand our cultural experience. That’s why many bloggers, musicians , poets , historians  who are products of the African Diaspora in Latin America are truly taking out the time to educate those about our existence ….

Understading the Afro-Latinidad Experience: Kimberly Roman

  There are many young women of our generation who are dedicating their time and energy to  educating, discussing  and empowering others about the Afro-Latina experience. We must recognize and celebrate, those who play a significant role in informing people about who we are. As we are in the month of March, also known as…

First Ever Afro-Latino Spider-Man

Peter Parker watch out because Miles Morales is swinging his way through. Marvel which is known for its Spider-Man, Thor, The Hulk, Fantastic Four and many more just debuted something that would put a smile on every Afro-Latinos face. This will probably make you jump out your seat, please just do me a huge favor and don’t spill…

Lets Reflect…..

As we are approaching 2016, I thought this next blog post should be something meaningful and expressive. I truly wanted to be reflective and honest with my readers. I promise I will. Growing up as a child I was always told that I could be anything I want to be if I put my mind…

The Modern Afro-Latina

Discovering who you are and determining your identity is an essential component to everyday life.  It is something that one will have to come across at some point of their life. It takes questioning and evaluating what community makes you feel most content while still taking into account your own culture and traditions.  For Karen…

” Afro-Latinas , Camina Conmigo “

Elizabeth Acevedo is a Afro-Latina spoken word poet who did a piece titled ” Afro-Latinas.” Her spoken word , spoke to me and through me. The strength in her voice reflected her understanding of living and breathing like an Afro-Latina.  We can see what it “means” to be an Afro-Latina on a simple google search…

5 reasons being Afro-Latina is unique

As an Afro-Latina women I am honored to identify with two incredible heritages . My black heritage as well as my Latina and Panamanian heritage.  This is something I take pride in and I encourage the rest of you to be proud of as well.    Despite the discrimination and rejection we have encountered from our…

Our Time , Our Heritage , Our People

Each time you log on your to social media account, whether its Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you probably have come across a post that said “Happy National ______ Day.” Have you ever sat back in your chair and thought is this really that important to be celebrated nationally.  Some of these national days created seem…