Angie Galván-Rodríguez, M. Ed
Educator. Blogger. Founder. Influencer. Writer
Dominican born, Puerto Rico and Chicago raised blogger Anyiné (ann-yee-neh) “Angie” Galván-Rodríguez, identifies herself as an Afro-Latina. Her journey as a blogger began in 2013 when she decided to share her experience as she transitioned from relaxed hair to fully natural hair curls. What began as a “naturalista” bilingual blog about her natural hair journey inspired by her daughter and hair product reviews, flourished into a pathway to embracing and confirming her identity as an Afro-Latina. Her blog is a personal exploration of her personal experience of being an Afro-Latino/a in the USA. In addition to sharing hair product reviews for natural curly hair and encouraging more Latinas to go natural, she continues to share her experiences through an Afro-Latina lens. Ultimately, she hopes to encourage self-love among Latina girls and women of African descent in the USA and Latin America by embracing their natural beauty and natural curls, kinks and coils.
Anyiné is a writer at heart and a teacher by day. With a B.A. in Spanish literature and Latin America studies as well as a Master’s in Education, she is able to share her passion of Latin American Culture and the Spanish language with students from various backgrounds. When she is not teaching, spending time with her loved ones or writing for her blog. She is currently working on a project which soon will be her first book published.
Photograph courtesy of Joel Maisonet