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Yaniré Ferrer Souffront


Yaniré also known awp-1481576987514.jpgs Dorothy, graduated from Kent State University with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and Latin American Literature and is currently studying for her masters-doctorate at la Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras. Yanire specializes as an advocate for social justice, with a focus 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). 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 a dominican magazine,  LATINA magazine in the United States and AfroFeminas from Spain. Apart from writing she has presented workshops at Depauw University in Indiana, Williams College in Massachussets, various community organizations in New York City,  and in Piñones, Loíza, Puerto Rico. She collaborates with El Congreso de Afrodescendencia PR to advocate racial equality in Puerto Rico and Latin America and the new community project, Motin en el Palenque. Six years ago she began drafting the proposal for the project La tinta es Negra como mi piel , a community initiative which is committed to empowering black women in the Americas through the written word which aims to provide the space for black women to declare spiritual, mental, sexual, physical, and political autonomy. Yaniré is writing her first memoir-novel.

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