Hello!

Welcome to my blog! 

My name is Amanda, and I'm Your Average Afrolatina. My parents were born in Dominican Republic. I was born in the United States. I speak Spanish and English. I was raised Seventh-Day Adventist. I have a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I'm married to a Haitian. I've never eaten a chimi. I relaxed my hair from ages 10-16. I love lipstick. I'm five feet tall. I didn't listen to Celia Cruz growing up. I consider my skin tone to be something along the lines of dulce de leche ...

Wait ... that doesn't sound like a description of you?

You're right. The "average" afrolatina doesn't exist, but this blog is just my way of sharing my unique journey throughout life as one, as it may or may not relate to Latinidad or Afrolatinidad. Here I will share my thoughts, my cool findings, and maybe some cool people! 

To learn more about me, check out my features and work on: 

The Ladies Room Podcast

HashtagIAmEnough

Es Mi Cultura

What's Goodie?! with BluJay Podcast

Mujer Mondays x ShopLatinx

Remezcla

Educated Latina

HashtagIAmEnough: Afro-Latina Womanhood

We Ceremony: Spotlight

XONecole

Suenos de Una Viajera

The New York Times

The Grio

HashtagIAmEnough: 3 Millenial Black Latinas ...

The Plot Twist Podcast

HipLatina

SLPs Wine and Cheese Podcast

When You're Ready Podcast

CBS This Morning

Boston Speechies

National NSSLHA Blog: Black History Month

BELatina

National NSSLHA Blog: How Being a Stressed Out Grad ...

Noticias Telemundo

Sunshine Speechie Podcast

ASHA Leader Magazine