#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

Afrolatinos An Untaught History Documentary

As we celebrate Latino Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage, and Hispanic Heritage we are incredibly proud of our work documenting and honoring Latinos and our contributions to African diasporic culture, religion, dance, music and history. Our gift to you is a 30 min sneak peek of Afrolatinos. Enjoy! Watch Afrolatinos en español here! To schedule a full screening of Afrolatinos contact us. We would… Continue reading Afrolatinos An Untaught History Documentary

Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

Dear Agent; Feel everything. Give it all away. Put everything you have into your story. Go there… really go there! Remember what it felt like to scrape your knee at five years old? When we believed it was the end of the world. We convinced ourselves that there is no greater pain than the alcohol or… Continue reading Day 120 ~ Feel All Of It! #dearagent

Nuyorican Women Writers! @nyclwg #woc #latinas

  Over the years I have met many aspiring writers. I have written with and performed alongside the emerging... These women are no longer emerging. They have created platforms, published books and created their own spaces where their voices can and will be heard. Tomorrow is a special evening in their honor. I am so… Continue reading Nuyorican Women Writers! @nyclwg #woc #latinas

Day 88: My Hero’s Journey! #dearagent #wewrite

Day 15 of Agent Search: Dear Agent; While I was in Costa Rica I received incredible feedback about my main character and a secondary character I am writing. As I shared short excerpts of the story, I introduced the writers to the worlds of both my significant characters and their journey. They pointed out to… Continue reading Day 88: My Hero’s Journey! #dearagent #wewrite

FREE EVENT! “Deepening our Womanhood: Identity and Diversity”

CALLNG ALL HEALERS! ARTISTS! ACTIVISTS! ORGANIZERS! WITCHES! Join us for what will be an incredibly powerful event happening tomorrow, Saturday, August 29th at Hostos Community College located at 450 Grand Concourse Avenue at 149th Street at 10:00AM! 300 womyn expected! 30+ volunteers! Food donations! Music! Dance! Workshops and Panels! For Immediate Release August 26th 2015 Génesis… Continue reading FREE EVENT! “Deepening our Womanhood: Identity and Diversity”

Writing from the Womb Workshop ~

I am incredibly excited to be preparing for our next round of Writing from the Womb Workshops! This is the last session for 2013. It has been a tremendous honor support over 20 women in moving through their writers journey and developing incredibly remarkable stories. Our last workshop was a huge success—ten women wrote 20+… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Workshop ~