Happy Black history month. I have been absent from my blog for a few months, during that time a lot has happened one of the major events was having the opportunity to visit Cartagena Colombia. Wow, what an experience that was. As a black Latina it was such a welcoming environment as Cartagena has very strong Afro history and influence. Almost everywhere I turned I heard a vendor or a local say “Hey my color, we’re from the same family” especially when they realized I too am a black Latina, fluent in Spanish. I will share more about this experience in a later post. In this post I just want to share a post I uploaded in my instagram page just because to me the message is so powerful and I want it to be heard by as many people as possible.
Before adding it below I would also like to say that I have always stood up and been vocal about my views on living as black Latina and how it is import for us to be equally respected, represented and given opportunities. When I fight for my rights as a black Latina I am not trying to create division but rather awareness of the feelings and experience of an Afro Latina, for inclusion to be possible awareness needs to come first.
Heres the Post:
In the picture above I am wearing a Afro- Latina shirt by Hannie’s Decor you can purchase it through instagram @hanniesdecor . This is an event planning business my sister and I started, over time we expanded into handmade goods as well created to celebrate and highlight our Black and Latina culture.
Until next time pretties, Love and Blessings to all ❤
Hello pretties ❤
One way or another you ran into this page and so first I shall welcome you and introduce myself, I am Emily.
Rocking and loving my natural curly kinky hair has been quite a journey and many things have been learned and gained in the process. I love sharing my insight with those on the same journey. While natural hair care and beauty was the core that started this page so much more developed from it.
The best way to define myself and this page is a proud Afro-Latina of many virtues and interest. Creativity is really the root of it all; it drives my passion for fashion which in turn spiked my interest in sewing and exploring the fascinating world of a seamstress. “DIY projects” are my absolute favorite, from sewing to home decor to event designing, being able to visualize and create something from scratch and mere imagination is ultra-gratifying. On 2016 my sister and I started our dream business of event planning later adding a wide variation of handmade goods from aprons to custom party favors and much more. Our company name is Hannie's Decor. We choose the name as a way to commemorate my sister's beautiful babygirl who was born sleeping on July 2016. From such a pain surged a beautiful.
My prime goal is to inspire those who follow my journey. This is not an average hair/beauty/fashion page but rather a lifestyle page with personal life experiences advocating for self-love and acceptance, creativity (our minds are so unique, beautiful and capable of endless things if we just listen to it and follow our imagination), freedom/liberation of social norms and beauty standards, compassion and encouragement.
I hope my posts bring you joy and inspiration
“Creativity is Contagious Passion”
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