#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #7: Sueli Carneiro

#7: Sueli Carneiro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Born Sueli Carneiro Jacoel in São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Carneiro has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of black women! In 1992, she and many Afrolatina and Afrocaribbean Women leaders met for the first time at The Conference of Black Latin American and Caribbean Women which was held… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #7: Sueli Carneiro

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo

  #6: Elizabeth Acevedo #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** The next Afrolatina I am honoring is someone I had been hearing so much about over the years, yet never read her work. Then I googled her. And like any good online stalker I fell in love with her and her work. The first piece I ever heard by… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

#5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Yolanda Pizarro was born in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and was raised by her grandparents. She began writing at an early age in school newsletters and newspapers and won drawing and essay competitions at the Colegio San Vicente Ferrer in Cataño. In 2004, Arroyo published her first book of short… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #5: Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat

Follow The next Afrolatina is an incredible writer of Haitian descent. I include her as an Afrolatina by choice! One that there is no argument on. Edwidge Danticat and I (a writer of Dominican descent) share an island. In my life work, the Afrolatinos doc, it was/is important for us to include Haiti in the… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #2: Mamá Tingó

#2: Mamá Tingó #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Mamá Tingó (born Florinda Muñoz Soriano; November 8, 1921) was a Dominican activist leader and defender of the rural farming community in Dominican Republic. She was assassinated fighting against the unjust plunder of the resident farmers’ land in Hato Viejo in Yamasá during the second government under Joaquín Balaguer one… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #2: Mamá Tingó

Afrolatinos Screening at the HBO Latino Film Festival!

For nine years Renzo Devia, @afrolatinotv, and I have waited for this moment--Afrolatinos La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron will screen at the HBO Latino Film Festival. We are finally getting this story closer to where it has always been destined to be. Our vision and intention for Afrolatinos has been and is to ensure… Continue reading Afrolatinos Screening at the HBO Latino Film Festival!

FYF ~ Chapters 27: When Anxiety Swallows You! #FYFLove #audiobook

When you forget who you are, allow me to remind you. When you're afraid of your greatness... I will show you all you've achieved! and then, when you get close... that moment when you actually taste it! I was giving myself an anxiety attack and in that moment I stopped. I stopped doing all that I… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 27: When Anxiety Swallows You! #FYFLove #audiobook

The Afrolatina Show ~ Ep. 06: Good Girls Stay Quiet #afrolatinashow

I believed my anger made me ugly My rage repulsive My fury the reason for my misfortune She was born so i tried to be softer Prettier quiet Spirit gave me a new path to follow Yet When you’re someone who was born with closed palms white knuckles Fist to flesh Skin under finger nails… Continue reading The Afrolatina Show ~ Ep. 06: Good Girls Stay Quiet #afrolatinashow

The Afrolatina Show ~ Ep. 5

We expose ourselves. Our wounds. We, the writers, the healers, the givers. We stand naked in hopes that our story somehow helps. Even if just a little. I hope this gift of love gives you light! Gives you love! Gives you hope! 🦋💋💜 NEW EPISODE available on SoundCloud The Afrolatina Show Ep. 05 https://soundcloud.com/alicia-anabel-santos/afrolatina-show-ep-05 #AfrolatinaShow… Continue reading The Afrolatina Show ~ Ep. 5