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Specifically launched during Latino Heritage Month 2015, Es Mi Cultura is a monthly newsletter that provides readers with positive examples of women who proudly acknowledge their African ancestry, while staying true to their Latino ethnicity and culture.

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December 2018 ~ Issue 39



Stephanie Castro is a Afro-Latina Dominican graphic designer and certified makeup artist from Washington Heights, NYC. She uses her life experiences to create digital works of art; such as the portraits on her website. As a multitalented artist Stephanie has also expressed her love of making everyone feel beautiful with the power of makeup. Stephanie believes expressing yourself creatively is the best way to live a colorful and balanced lifestyle.

November 2018 ~ Issue 38


Breena Nuñez is an Afro Guatemalan/Salvadoran cartoonist born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She creates comics and zines that celebrate queerness, blackness, and indigeneity within the Central American diaspora. A majority of her comics are based on her personal experiences with understanding what it means to be Afrolatinx of Central American descent as well as a nonbinary womxn. 

She is currently working on a graphic memoir based on her first time traveling to El Salvador as a teenager as part of her thesis for the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts. Meanwhile the cartoonist also self-publishes other autobiographical and humorous comics in order to share them across the United States at a small press expo or zine fest. 



October 2018 ~ Issue 37

The women featured in this issue share their experiences of how they came to learn of their African lineage, while their country and culture continues to deny the past existence and contributions of Black people.




September 2018 ~ Issue 36



Cat Lantigua is a Dominican-American writer and podcaster committed to empowering women and enabling millennial greatness. Through her podcast Chats with Cat, she provides an honest peek into her journey of manifesting a fulfilling and purposeful life in hopes of inspiring her fellow millennials to embark on their own course of self-exploration. She discusses topics related to relationships, self-improvement, and interviews some of the world's most promising young creatives on their own journey's. She also shares her perspectives and personal experiences on her blog as a means of sparing others unnecessary headaches, and to spark interesting conversations!

Cat believes the most authentic way of building true connections and invoking positive change is by being vulnerable in sharing one's unique perspectives.


August 2018 ~ Issue 35



My name is Shalida Ann I'm 26 I'm a fiction writer, lifestyle blogger, and personal stylist. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I attended university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Point Park University where I studied journalism.

The bottom of my spine never developed so I've been in a wheelchair since I was 3. I was raised by my mother she had me when she was 17. Because of her I grew up being very independent and always had goals. I love being Afro-Latina, I didn't grow up with my Puerto Rican culture so I had to figure everything out on my own as I got older. I consider myself very diverse, not only am I Afro-Latina and disabled, I'm also bisexual. My goal is to give more representation for the bisexual community.

I work as personal stylist but I'm also a writer. I write short stories, mainly horror. I have a YouTube channel and a blog both are lifestyle where I share my style and daily life events through weekly vlogs. This year my sister and I are started a podcast called Two Wick Sisters. We discuss being black in America. I'm very proud of what we are doing.




July 2018 ~ Issue 34

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