Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!

Why are spaces for women of color important TO ME? Because for far too long we have been left out of the narratives. In this space you are at the center of the conversation. Because without you there is NO me! Because writing is how we dig for the truth and hopefully save ourselves. Because… Continue reading Why I’ve dedicated my life to serving WOC!

#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

Noche Bohemia Off Off Broadway #outlikethat2017

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is excited to present NOCHE BOHEMIA OFF OFF BROADWAY as the opening act of the OUT LIKE THAT 2017 FESTIVAL! Yoseli Castillo brings La Noche Bohemia / Bohemian Night to the Bronx! This bilingual LGBTQ open mic has been around since 2005 in Washington Heights. The medium this… Continue reading Noche Bohemia Off Off Broadway #outlikethat2017

FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE UNKNOWN? I was about to live my dreams. It was surreal. It felt like I was dreaming. I was scared of the unknown? What is it about the unknown that is so FRIGHTENING? What if I decided to SEE the unknown in a completely different way? What if I chose… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapter 28: Hitting That Wall Over and Over! #FYFLove #audiobook

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

FYF ~ Chapters 26: The Desire to Be Great! #FYFLove #audiobook #greatness

When I look back at that part of my journey the moment my FIRST story was published. I will remember the hours I spent transcribing notes. How I had just over 100 pages. I will remember that the process towards the final draft was long it went from 100 pages, to 60, to 30, to… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 26: The Desire to Be Great! #FYFLove #audiobook #greatness

The History of My Hair

My curls These grays…. Mis canas maps of my life Each strand confirming I’ve lived through things I’ve been through things I’ve seen some things My curls scream Africa Afrolatina Woman Guerrera Amazona Choking on messages about hair That the world wants to force feed me How it represents my true beauty “Blow it out!… Continue reading The History of My Hair

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

FYF ~ Chapters 12 & 13: When We Allow People to Take Our Power #audiobook #FYFLOVE

Excerpts: "I often think about what we ALL do for a living and how we live our lives. Most people are working to live and living to work. But are they happy in their present jobs? Are they happy in their relationships? Are they happy with the way their lives have turned out? Are they… Continue reading FYF ~ Chapters 12 & 13: When We Allow People to Take Our Power #audiobook #FYFLOVE