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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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July 2019 ~ Issue 46




"My name is Tally Dilbert and I'm a proud Afro-Latina. I was born and raised in Honduras. I currently attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in communication. My main passion is blogging and photography. I love to be creative and build relationships with people.

As an Afro-Latina, I love to share my culture and my beautiful country, Honduras. Ever since I started blogging on Instagram, I've shared about my roots and I embrace being able to speak Spanish which is why I also try to share that side of me on social media. By doing these things, I've been able to connect with other Honduras and also Afro-Latinas around the United States." ~ Tally Dilbert

June 2019 ~ Issue 45


"Que lo que! My name is Giselle Duran, and I am a graphic and web designer, in addition to a content creator. I was born and raised in New Jersey, after both my parents immigrated from the Dominican Republic. Later, like several Hispanics, we migrated to Florida, where I attended high school and college. It was there that I was truly immersed in my Dominican background.
To me being Afro-Latina means proving others wrong. It means being knowledgeable and proud of your heritage, and not denying your roots when brought up in conversation. My experience being Afro-Dominican is the familiar look of surprise when I say “tenga un buen día” with a smile, after overhearing people talk about me in Spanish. It means having to deal with the looks of disbelief when you say “Soy Dominicana” and they still question after explaining what cities my parents were born in."

May 2019 ~ Issue 44


Rocio Mora is the Honduran and Mexican content creator and social media influencer behind RisasRizos. Her YouTube channel highlights the importance of embracing naturally curly hair and focuses on proper curl care for multiple generations. Her bilingual platforms have gained rapid recognition and reached more than 100,000 subscribers in the last year. This young Latina has recently been featured in Latina.com as one of the top 10 Natural Hair Bloggers You Should Be Following, NBC Latino as one of the 10 Latina Bloggers You Should Be Watching This Year and IZEA as one of the top 25 Latino Influencers on Social Media. Rocio recently concluded a 6 city tour 'Rizos On The Road' with Kia Motors America and Kia Latino that educated and empowered more than 700 women with natural curls to understand their roots and fall in love with their hair. This tour garnered attention through television spots and articles on Univision, Latina Magazine, Al Dia news, and other media outlets in cities the tour visited.

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April 2019 ~ Issue 43


I am Gabriela Elyssa Montini, a proud Afro-Latina. Both of my parents were born in Panama and came to the United States for more opportunities. Although I was raised in California, I stay close to my Panamanian roots and culture. I stay involved through visiting Panama often, dancing Panama's folkloric and traditional dances, and being the former queen of The House of Panama. I've always loved the spotlight and being the center of attention, so reigning as the queen of The House of Panama was a great experience. This opportunity even helped me with pursuing my modeling career.


March 2019 ~ Issue 42



"I used to feel as though if I identified as black, I wasn’t claiming my Latina identity. I wasn’t accounting for my love of sancocho or my natural rhythm for bachata. I felt as though I was claiming to be someone who I wasn’t. Now that I’m older and truly understand the difference between race and ethnicity, I can truly own who I am.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent my darker skinned Latina ladies with kinkier hair. No, we aren’t always mixed. No, we aren’t always African-American. We are simply black Dominicans. Black Puerto-Ricans. Black Colombians. Black Panamanians." 




February 2019 ~ Issue 41


As Afro-descendants, it's important to acknowledge and celebrate everyone from the diaspora who has made significant contributions to the world as we know it.

In honor of Black History Month, Es Mi Cultura shines a light on four prominent Afro-Latinos who impacted or changed the course of history.

         Happy Black History Month



January 2019 ~ Issue 40


Es Mi Cultura is ushering in 2019 with a special edition curated by Sasha Fountain.  

"I wanted to highlight some AfroLatinos working in the social justice space. Especially in this political climate, the work these folks do is important." ~Sasha




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