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Nadia Lopez On the Power of Being An Afro-Latina


(Image: Ain’t I Latina? – Nadia Lopez)

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Ain’t I Latina? hosted its first-ever “Afro-Latinas Who Rock” Awards Brunch. Held at Taj Restaurant and Lounge in New York City, attendees gathered to celebrate Afro-Latinas who are pushing for our narratives to be heard and revolutionizing the spaces and industries they occupy. The honorees included Zahira Kelly, sociocultural critic, artist and activist; Nadia Lopez, founding principal at Mott Hall Bridges AcademyCrystal Roman, founder and CEO of The Black Latina MovementDr. Marta Moreno Vega, president and founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora InstituteErica Nichole, creator of everythingEnJ and Love & Relationship Editor at xoNecole; and Seven Brown, founder of Harlem Skin & Laser Clinic, philanthropist and beauty expert.

Before the honorees accepted their award, attendees viewed a video showcasing their work, views on identity and more. Here, see our conversation with our keynote speaker Nadia Lopez:

(Video shot and edited by Vince Ferguson)

Thank you to everyone who attended “Afro-Latinas Who Rock.” Love you!

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