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Women’s Center Monthly Reading List

This month’s reading list looks to focus more on the intersections of the Afro-Latinx experience while also working to center the literary voices of trans and queer Latinx folx. This list serves to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the continuation of Latinx Heritage Month.


  • Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora by Marta Moreno Vega, Marinieves Alba, Yvette Modestin
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Yemoja: Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas by Solimar Otero and Toyin Falola
  • Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets by Melissa Castillo-Garsow
  • Black Cuban, Black American: A Memoir by Evelio Grillo
  • Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figuero
  • Sad Girl Poems by Christopher Soto
  • The Gods Of Tango by Carolina de Robertis
  • One of a Kind, Like Me / Único Como Yo by Laurin Mayeno
  • Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latino/a LGBT Activism edited by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
  • We Came All The Way From Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?: Stories by Achy Obejas
  • Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality, and Community by Roberta Villaló


  • “‘Negra Soy’: Why I’ve Moved Away From The Term Afro-Latina”
  • “So You’re Afro-Latinx. Now What?”
  • “7 Afro-Latinx Women Share What They Wish You Knew About Them”
  • “It’s Time We Stop Ignoring Afro-Latino Health Disparities In The U.S.”
  • Jasmine M. Haywood (2017) ‘Latino spaces have always been the most violent’: Afro-Latino collegians’ perceptions of colorism and Latino intragroup marginalization, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30:8, 759-782, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2017.1350298
  • “These Activists Are Creating Spaces And Opportunities For Trans Latinx In Los Angeles”
  • Alvarez, C., & Fedock, G. (2016). Addressing Intimate Partner Violence With Latina Women: A Call for Research. SAGE Journals: Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 19(4), 488–493. doi:
  • “Being Latinx & LGBTQ: An Introduction”