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

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

This humidity does not faze my curls!

Today's humidity did not faze my curls with  Mixed chicks' leave-in conditioner and pro-styler clear gel. #curls #afrolatina #afrolatinanatural #afrodominicana  #dominicana #mixedchicksleaveinconditoner #mixedchicks

Embracing my roots... Literally! Aceptando mis raices...Literalmente!, Self-Care, Writing corner

Living an Intentional Life

Life has always fascinated me.  I have always been captivated by its loops, sharp corners, slopes and sudden stops that lead you to adulthood. For most of my 20’s I felt like I was on this race to experience all those exciting twists and turns. I was on a race to meet all these pre-planned… Continue reading Living an Intentional Life

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

New year’s  resolution: 5 tips to keeping it simple in 2016!

This upcoming year, I will be turning 35. I have no idea where time went but throughout the years, one of the lessons I have learned is to keep the New Year’s resolutions SIMPLE. It’s hard enough knowing that you may have not fulfilled last year’s resolutions as planned. There is no need to beat… Continue reading New year’s  resolution: 5 tips to keeping it simple in 2016!

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