Poet, Founder and President of Latina 50 Plus
Culture. History. Legacy. Language. These are some of the words that come to me when I think of the term Afro-Latina. I grew up in a time where the term Afro-Latina didn’t exist, but over the decades as I got involved with community arts and started out as poet at the Nuyorican Poets Café, identity and culture became my soul. It was what centered me. I am a Brown/Black Puerto Rican woman who had to learn how to navigate racial injustice and stereotypes about Latinas. I will always embrace the term Afro-Latina in honor of our ancestors — those who opened many doors for our younger generations today.