Mabel Guzman; Being Black & From DR

  Dominican Republic. The motherland that I couldn’t be prouder to represent. The food, the music, the heat, the enormous amount of people in my family, are just a few aspects of my country that make me love it. But what about culture? It’s probably the first thing people mention when talking about their own…

The Importance Of Self Caring In The Face Of World Tragedy – Kayla B.

  The words flash across the screen. Unarmed black man shot and killed by police. 20 children killed in school shooting. Serial rapists claims latest victim. Terror attack at concert claims lives. World “Leaders” slinging angry tweets. Racism rearing its ugly head inciting violence and unrest. Chills run down your spine and in the moment,…

Dear Black Girl, I love you.

Simone Gillon So this past weekend I shaved my hair. I didn’t realize how much weight it held until a ton of black men called me out for cutting my Afro off and then not liking my new style. Here I am, a black woman who chose to do something for her once and being…

The Afro-Dominican Writer, Womanist and Healer

As a woman of color, black woman and a conscious Afro-Latina I find their are a lack of outlets devoted to mental and spiritual healing for our community. These resources are imperative to have access to. The process of self-healing is a useful tool to have in your life and for individuals who are interested in using this tactic we need platforms…

BLACK , LATINA AND BEAUTIFUL

          By Mitzy Quarless  Jimenez  — I’m a Panamanian, Afro-Latina and a proud repper of all things negritud. [ Here is my story ] because it is one of positivity and one that has kept me strong despite the world trying to bring me down for things I have no control…

Diversely Yours; Representation Matters

  Embracing diversity among handmade felt toys evolved from an idea to an online business shop. Creating a space for children and people to feel represented was a keen goal for Creator of Diversely Yours Aonna Barksdale. In honor of Black History Month we want to highlight and show appreciation for Black History in the making. We shed light upon a shop owned by a woman of color and…

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…