#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 ~ #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

Nepal Trip ~ Day 16: What I Want and Reflection

 I woke up today with my mother on my mind. I am thinking about everything she has been through. Replaying all that she has done for me, for us, for our family... for our ENTIRE family "immediate and blood related". The sacrifices, the pain, the hurt, the disappointments, the celebrations, the joy, the laughter, the… Continue reading Nepal Trip ~ Day 16: What I Want and Reflection

Born of several cultures, yet belonging to none! Keynote at Hobart and William Smith College

Keynote at Hobart and William Smith College's 15th Masquerade Ball Geneva, New York, Saturday, March 29, 2014 Born of several cultures, yet belonging to none! "Bonswa a la Societé!" GOOD EVENING Hobart and William Smith Colleges and distinguished guests. ... Thank you for inviting me to deliver your keynote this evening during the 2014 Masquerade… Continue reading Born of several cultures, yet belonging to none! Keynote at Hobart and William Smith College