Check out Ale Higareda's article: La otra cara latina tiene raíces negras, y es poderosamente hermosa Thank you Ale for writing in Spanish, now I can share this with my mother.
Check out the rest of my interview for La Otra Cara Latina's AfroLatinidad Series at http://laotracaralatina.tumblr.com/post/156447336996/liner-afro-dominican-where-are-you-from Many thanks to Sasha for making me feel comfortable enough to share...
The thing about forgiving is that every time you have to forgive, you remember all the times you had to forgive. your parents, him, her, your sister, your self and it never looks the same. Sometimes you have to do it by yourself, with all your spirit and soul and rarely you do it yourself … Continue reading On Forgiveness (I)
Papi why is it that it’s only when you are sick, laying on a hospital bed, that you allow me to caress your face? Why is it that it's only when you wear a catheter that you can receive touch? Do you only receive touch through pain? ¿Papi porque eres tan fuerte conmigo? Aren't you … Continue reading Catheter
for years I have been learning - finding movement in my body, It’s back. — How it feels to be free. — When a 9-5 doesn’t define you. — Listening to your gut & guides.— To have movement. — To love yourself with all the pain & happiness. — I’m whole. I’m an artist. I’m … Continue reading Muse
I am a holder and carrier of stories. I am supposed to remember and keep our words and memories alive. We are the sensitive souls, the ones who feel as if we have no skin. Like our nerve endings have nerve endings and our only remedy is to remember even when we do not want … Continue reading Morirvivir
My sister dresses me in yellow. "You have to be strong" She feeds me honey, vanilla, piña, y mango. "Don't cry for no man" She bathes me in bodak yellow's affirmations. "And I'm quick cut a niqqa off so don't get comfortable" She buys me flowers and a pastelito. "Do you want … Continue reading Witnessing the Women Who Love Me
No one knows the courage it takes to be you. I love your knotted thoughts. I love your complexities that bind you. I love the awkward silences you create when you are lost loud in your mind. I love that you feel so deeply. I love how you negotiate your boundaries and how you expect … Continue reading For Nina
I am so blessed to work with other Afro Latinas who are brilliantly creative and empowering. Check out my interview with Jenay Ciara, creator of #IAMENOUGH, a blog also dedicated to empowering Afro Latinas. https://hashtagiamenough.com/2017/04/22/the-afro-dominican-writer-womanist-and-healer/
Promise me you'll throw your head back when you laugh Don't be afraid to hug your friends when they're hurting Allow yourself to be loved and to give love Do your daughter's hair Let your hair grow to be a tall Afro and cut it only when you want Don't let anyone not let you, … Continue reading Words For The Son I Don’t Know If I Want To Have