Throughout the month we will publish personal stories from Latinx-identifying women in our state, that focus on culture and current events, so stay tuned! Here are a few articles we’ve published on Latinx identity in the past:
Our fellow board member Stephany Mejia, who was born to Nicaraguan-Dominican parents and raised in New York City, wanted to share some important articles on Latinx identity that relate to anti-blackness in the community, and other issues close to her.
Why this article is important: It’s written by a Black, Dominican woman on the topic of sexual abuse in black and brown communities.
Why this article is important: Focuses on Dominican writers and the “good hair” and “bad hair” dichotomy that exists in almost every corner of the world where anti-blackness exists.
Why this article is important: An article by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega a Black Puerto Rican woman, activist, scholar, who has had an immense influence in NYC. She is the founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, and she led El Museo del Barrio. She is one of the founders of the Association of Hispanic Arts, and founded the Network of Centers of Color and the Roundtable of Institutions of Colors.
Stephany Mejia is a first generation child of immigrants, her New York City roots and passion for equity and justice are inspired by her early life experiences. She is a social worker, DJ, yoga teacher and plant parent. She’s also a Women AdvaNCe board member.