A day in the life of an AfroLatina, Embracing my roots... Literally! Aceptando mis raices...Literalmente!, Writing corner

BoricuaChicks 5th year anniversary celebration

I am so excited for Afro-Latina Sisters Raquel and Rebecca, founders of BoricuaChicks blog, for the 5th year anniversary celebration of launching their website. These two chicas Rock! They have made a huge impact on the AfroLatina movement in Chicago and across the nation. I was honored to be personally invited to attend the event and… Continue reading BoricuaChicks 5th year anniversary celebration

Embracing my roots... Literally! Aceptando mis raices...Literalmente!, Hair & Beauty, Writing corner

Mielle Organics celebration!

On November 14th, 2015 Mielle Organics celebrated their new brand ambassador Yandy Smith from VH1 Love and Hip-Hop reality tv show. It was an fantastic celebration! Great vibe, hair tutorials by Chicago Hair Stylist Chris Curse, natural hair advise by Erica Douglas, better known as "Sister Scientist", raffles, yummy appetizers and libations! Yandy Smith shared… Continue reading Mielle Organics celebration!

Self-Care, Teaching and Learning/ Enseñando y aprendiendo, Writing corner

I am rich

This trip to DR was soul cleansing in more ways than one. Too many to explain and bore the random readers. However, I will share that I came back with an inexplicable inner peace and life perspective that forces me to seek for experiences with those that genuinely appreciate sharing moments with me. Who bring… Continue reading I am rich

2cities 1 mundo, I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Writing corner

Mission accomplished! /¡Misión cumplida!

Three years ago, I made the commitment to help poor children in  ''Los tres Brazos", one of the most impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic capital city, go back to school with school supplies and backpacks.   For the past 3 summers,  I have collected and shipped donations from my own school community, colleagues at… Continue reading Mission accomplished! /¡Misión cumplida!

Hair & Beauty, I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Writing corner

It’s been a long time! /Hace tiempo

After a long winter, hair frustrations, successes and product trials gone bad...I can say I made it a year without going back to relaxing my hair! I'm 100% natural and not planning on going back. It's been such an awesome transformation to embrace my natural curls it's hard to put it in words. Although these… Continue reading It’s been a long time! /Hace tiempo

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood, Writing corner

Light orange snow covered hill

Standing on the hill covered in snow, I watched my husband and children trying snow -sledding stunts. These were no simple stunts daddy was showing them. These “stunts” are the type that will make any four and seven year old believe their daddy is the biggest dare devil in the world. “Look papi” they kept… Continue reading Light orange snow covered hill

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood, Writing corner

Isn’t Valentine’s Day just a Hallmark holiday?

As an adult many times you hear people complain that they hate Valentine’s Day, either because they don’t have a someone special to share it with or because they feel that is just a Hallmark highly promoted holiday to excite consumers in “investing” their money on red and pink decor right after New Year’s decorations… Continue reading Isn’t Valentine’s Day just a Hallmark holiday?

Self-Care, Writing corner

Feels good/ Que bien se siente

So I finally got back on some social networks to announce to friends and family about my new blog. I’ve always loved writing. However, between teaching, grad school, having kids and adapting to being a wife I felt like I didn’t have any time for one of my true passions… writing in both Spanish and… Continue reading Feels good/ Que bien se siente

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Writing corner

Hello world!

Hello world! My name is Anyiné (ann-yee-neh) but my friends call me Angie. I'm an Afro Latina with roots in Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Chicago. I'm a mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and teacher. A year ago I decided to go all natural and not relax my hair anymore. Little did I know that… Continue reading Hello world!