I was born in Honduras, Central America in the city of La Cieba. I then spent my first 4 years growing up in a small coastal town, San Antonio. I was born to an Afro-Honduran father also referred to as Garifuna* (a group of people with mixed Carib and African ancestry) and an Indigenous mother of Arawak Amerindian decent.
I relocated to the United States when I was 5 years old to join my parents in NYC and just in time to start the U.S. school system. This was when my afro-latina cultural confusion began.