Beyond our NYC trip, shopping and sightseeing, I wanted to gift Leilani "Leila" something special. I wanted to give her something that will serve as a tool for reflection throughout her teenage years. I prayed and asked for guidance and an idea came to light. I asked 13 women that are part of her lineage… Continue reading Leila turns 13
Last Sunday while in mass, the message for the service was to “Be open and ready to receive love and share it”. It was a simple message but very complex to answer if we really ask ourselves, are we truly open and ready to receive love and be able to share it? It’s really not… Continue reading Are you open and ready to receive love?
Children of the African Diaspora are not the bastard children of Africa. We are the kidnapped child whose mother searches for relentlessly until they reunite. Like a relentless mother, Mamma Africa lives through us in spirit, music, dance, food family connections and beyond. She lives within us and hopes one day we return to her… Continue reading We are not the bastard children of Africa
By: Angie Galván-Rodríguez “Mama, can we go back to Puerto Rico for our next family vacation?”, my twelve-year-old daughter asked me days before the school year began. I thought to myself, someone was already counting the days to our next vacation before school even started. “Yes, I think we can work that out” and I… Continue reading After the storm
What do we tell our Afro-Latino children now? As we enter a new era in USA after the 2016 presidential election, many Afro-Latino parents may feel a sense uncertainty about what is to come and how it may affect their children. The reality is, we do not have control of what our children may or… Continue reading What do we tell our Afro-Latino children now?
This week AfroLatina Natural continues with Mami Hair Chronicles featuring Daiana sharing about her family's weekly hair regime. "Being raised by a Dominican beautician has taught me a lot about hair, especially how to care for it and take pride in it. Needless to say, hair care is a big deal at my house! My… Continue reading Mami Hair chronicles: Daiana shares…
In spirit of Women's history month, AfroLatina Natural is excited to begin "Mami hair chronicles" of Latina mothers sharing their stories of hair care and experience raising AfroLatino children /bi-racial children. Marie from Chicago shares about her hair regime and journey raising three beautiful girls and how she empowers them to love their natural beauty.… Continue reading Mami hair chronicles: Marie A. Shares…