Chachi Yaniré also known as Dorothy, graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and Latin American Literature and is currently studying at Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras. Chachi specializes as an advocate for social justice, mainly focusing on deconstructing the racist capitalist colonial system in Puerto Rico. The majority of her writings involve themes central to afropuertorriqueñidad, and afro caribbean narratives (Dominican, Puerto Rican, Cuban). Chachi Yaniré has served as a staff writer for La Respuesta Media a magazine that focuses on the “diasporican” narrative, has been published in La Galeria magazine, and LATINA magazine. Chachi has presented workshops at Depauw University in Indiana, various places in New York City and in Piñones, Loíza, Puerto Rico. She is currently a member of Colectivo Ilé, where she collaborates with other afrodescendant women to promote racial equality in Puerto Rico and reaffirm blackness as a crucial part of Puerto Rican identity. Through this work she has founded the organization La tinta es Negra to empower black women throughout the Americas to write their stories. Chachi Yaniré is writing her first memoir-novel expected for release within the next year.
The content published on this site range from personal essays to academic essays.
WARNING: Please note that many of the topics that appear on this site include sensitive material: racism, sexism, sexual/physical abuse, emotional abuse, colonialism and imperialism. There is a consistent “trigger warning” throughout the entire blog. Names in personal essays have been changed for legal purposes. If you wish to use any of the content posted on the blog or to collaborate with Chachi please send an email asking for permission: