About Me

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via Black Girl, Latin World

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.  It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”– Barbara Kingsolver

God lover.

Negra.

Writer.

Playwright.

Sister.

Friend.

Traveler.

Spanish speaker.

Future New Yorker.

University of Texas at Austin Graduate.

Feminista.

Afrodiasporian.

Email: blackgirllatinworld@gmail.com

12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. D'Mia S. says:

    Querido Señora!,
    I stumbled across this today while looking for people of black or African American origins who spoke Spanish!!! Because I am trying desperately to be fluent in the Spanish language. As a freshman in College I want to broaden my horizons! The point I’m trying to make is thanks for being a role model to me. PS I’m a Texan too 🙂

    • Black girl, Latin World says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Continue to speak Spanish and follow your passions. You will become fluent. Look into music, travel and television shows that can help. You got this!

    • Lexie says:

      I found her website looking for a Black Spanish speaking community because I want to learn too. I’m a Black girl who understands much more than normal but I’m not consistent with learning and practicing.

      For someone who lives in America and is post grad, how would you guys recommend learning Spanish? 🙂

      I look forward to becoming addicted to the blog! 🙂

  2. Chevone says:

    Hey BGLW, I’m Jamaican & I’ve been learning Spanish for about 4 months now on my own. I’m already jumping into conversations with all the hispanohablantes that I meet & it’s been great. However, I feel like I’ve hit a roadblock on vocabulary. Can you tell me how you learned? Did you study in school, ect?

    • Black girl, Latin World says:

      Hey Chevone! Thank you for commenting. You go! Jumping into convos is always good. You are so bold. I think vocab is just a matter of exposing yourself as much as you can. Music, tv, folks! Do it all. Also forcing yourself to ariculate your ideas even with the limited vocab you have helps you learn more and not go to your english safety net.

      I studied in school, with friends, with my Dad and through tv/music for the past ten-ish years. There is still so much to learn (just like English) but I am so happy. I hope this helps. You go!

  3. pinkeleeclad says:

    Wow this site is perfect for me. I too am an African American (Black, Negra), Spanish speaker / learner. As a Black girl in the states, I have this attraction to Afro Latino culture and identity and how it is formed and how those identities might be similar to my own as another black person of the diaspora. I didn’t think there were any other chicas out there like me. I also started a Youtube channel, called Tina Learns Spanish in an effort to blog my life, and connect Spanish speaking and non – Spanish speaking black people. I feel that most times it can be difficult to connect because aside from language, many Afro Latinos view blackness and black Americans through the eye of a lens of white supremacy. So even though they might have more in common with other black people (especially black americans) in the diaspora, they would rather deny that and highlight similarities that they might share with other more non – Afro latinos. And I feel that black Afro- Americans have lots of work to do with regards to looking through the white lens at our latino brothers and sisters. But Yay!!! I am so happy that I found this blog. I hope you are well.

    • Black girl, Latin World says:

      you are awesome! I totally agree with Black Americans needing to learn more about the diaspora. I plan to take a look at your vlog!

  4. kay says:

    hi my name is kay’era ,So happy I found this blog next school year lord willing I will be a senior in high school and I want to become a Spanish teacher.

    • Black girl, Latin World says:

      I apologize for the late reply. I am so happy that you will be reading this blog. Keep following your dream to be a Spanish teacher.

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