Revealing my Roots: An Educator in the South

By Juceliz Batista —I’m Dominican. A Dominican from Washington Heights with brown skin and curly puffy hair. I am also a Black woman. When I was 10, my mom put a desrizado in my hair because I had too much hair to manage. Ten years later, just like every other girl who wants to free…

Stereotypes ; They Don’t Define You.

There is literally a stereotype for everything out there. Society isn’t afraid to let you know if you fit into one either. These are personal stereotypes that I have came across and I thought I share it with you guys and then post my response after. Just because I don’t speak fluent Spanish doesn’t mean I am…

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…