I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia, Motherhood

What do we tell our Afro-Latino children now?

  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?

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

Hair product review: Moroccan Oil hair mask

Tried out Moroccan Oil Restorative Hair Mask after Blow dried style. Heat damage is real so I always restore my strands with a food hair mask deep conditioner. It's a little over my usual budget for hair masks but it is worth it. To make it last I dried my hair with a t-shirt as… Continue reading Hair product review: Moroccan Oil hair mask

A day in the life of an AfroLatina, Writing corner

A mural to remember

I am no art critic but the new mural in Chicago’s Paseo Boricua in the Humboldt Park neighborhood is beyond captivating to the eye.  While driving on Division street with my friend Raquel from boriquachicks.com, we could not help to notice the colossal image of a black woman Bomba dancing to the beat of an African drum… Continue reading A mural to remember

I am my family/ Yo soy mi familia

Blue skies after all

         After multiple flight delays and cancelations, gate changing, tired faces everywhere you looked and a sleepless 5 hour night at he least preferable hotel... all concluded into 24 hours of treacherous travel experience coming back home. We board our final airplane to reach our final destination,  that although it will be  welcoming us with… Continue reading Blue skies after all

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

My afro in the tropics!

I have confirmed that my hair turns into a different beast as soon as it embraces the humid tropic climate. I'm back in my beautiful country, Dominican Republic,  for a short weekend getaway and as soon as my hair felt the heat... it turned into a different entity, that  the term "freeze ball" did not… Continue reading My afro in the tropics!