Es Mi Cultura is a resource that features women who proudly acknowledge their African ancestry, while staying true to their Latina culture.

Although the monthly newsletter is no longer sent out, feel free to browse through previous issues.

August 2017 ~ Issue 23

Nicole Clark is a fun, loving, a straight shooter; a New Yorker & a proud Tica.

“I am a Costa Rican Afro-Latina, educated in the health sciences. I balance my professional life with being a mother of four beautiful, awesome kids. In addition, I am a dedicated daughter to my parents, both native to Puerto Limon, and I am the proud owner of Staxx Public Relations - based out of New York, where I’ve worked with media and entertainment industries. As a result of a recent relocation, I moved my events business to Washington DC, while maintaining my NYC ties.

I feel a deep connection to my roots and country, as the majority of family resides in the capital of San Jose. Having a great and close relationships with my family back home in Costa Rica means everything to me. I make it a point to communicate and share every aspect of my life, via social media, with them. 

Growing up in Bronx, NY, my Afro- Latina experience was challenging, for internal and external reasons. I found it difficult to express my culture, fearing the possibility of confusion and the negative reactions others would have based on my appearance. Growing up I was made to feel like I had to hide my true identity as an Afro-Latina to be accepted socially. I try my best to instill pride in my children about their heritage by telling them to embrace it and wear it with pride.”

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