AM I AFRO-LATINA ENOUGH? 

Afro- Latina speaks community of empowering individuals. It represents a culture of those who Celebrate traditions that deeply root back to the motherland. It signifies the rich Sounds of our ancestors who carried the musical rhythms of Africa with them. It preserves our expression of dance, songs, religion and literature with a Latin twist without neglecting our African roots.  It crosses barriers from SudaAmerica to Centroamerica along to the coast of Puerto Rico. It flows through all facets…

My Feel Good Playlist

If music never existed. It’s really painful even writing this.  Okay… If music never existed I am not really sure where I would be. Music is literally my life, my soul, my heart practically everything to me. I know I am a bit over dramatic but come on do you blame me. Music makes life ten…

Child of the Diaspora: Being Afro-Latina in America

  By  Kae Ramirez Lashley — My mother is Afro-Panamanian (her mother is Black, her father mestizo) and my father is Bajan (from Barbados). I identify as Black, Afro-Latina, simply Latina, West Indian, or  Caribbean. I know who I am. I never try to deny my African roots. I am not more Black than Latina. I…

Roots and Identity : An Afro-Cuban’s Discovery of Self

When I think of this word, it holds so much weight. Everything a person does is rooted in their identity. Identity to me is not so cut and dry, but ever evolving. When a baby is born, they are given a name. Their name serves as a building block to their identity. When that child…

Stop Shaming ; Start Embracing

Mexican , Puerto Rican , Cuban , Dominican , Haitian , Jamaican , Panamanian , Black , Asian  and the list can go on. We are all seen as minorities in the land of America. In the eyes of many there is no separation between us except our geography , we are not seen as a…

#IAMENOUGHMOVEMENT

  If you’re anything like Kesha, she wakes up in the morning feeling like P Diddy. That’s nice and all. But when you wake up in the morning you should feel beautiful. If you don’t feel that way there is something we need to work on. It starts by valuing yourself more as an individual…

A Letter to my Afro- Latinas

Dear  my Afro-Latinas, I am calling on all my Afro-Latinas. I want you to close your eyes , open your heart and feel your soul.  I understand the feeling of not knowing where you fit in or understanding who you are.  We have all had those days we didn’t feel beautiful because we didn’t match…