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Press & Media

Books I'm Cited In:

Aesthetics of Excess: The Art & Politics of Black and Latina Embodiment, Jillian Hernandez


Conjured Bodies: Queer Racialization in Contemporary Latinidad, Laura Grappo

For Brown Girls With Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color, Prisca Dorcas​ Mojica Rodriguez

Women of Color and Social Media Multitasking: Blogs, Timelines, Feeds and Community, Various Authors

Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church, Olga M. Segura

Christ Divided: Antiblackness as Corporate Vice, Katie Walker Grimes

Come out, Come out, Whoever you are , Abigail C. Saguy

The Silence Breakers and the #metoo Movement, Duchess Harris, Rebecca Morris

Tigers of A Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music, Sydney Hutchinson

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word, Nadia Abushanab Higgins






#QuizaNoTePegue- Zahira Kelly, TEDx Talk, Mexico City Women

What's in the Box, with Hannah Black, Ep. 1 Zahira Kelly and the Politics of the Internet, DIS 

Social Commentary in Bravado Magenta, Documentary by Bocafloja 

3 Mujeres En Contra de Violencia Machista, BBC

Artivism with Zahira, Dove X Mic  

WeAreMitu: Afrolatinas Are Not Confused By Cardi B’s Race

The Root: Yo Soy Afrolatina





 Interview, The Whitewashing of Reggaeton And Why J. Balvin's Apology Falls Flat, The Takeaway, NPR 

Interview, Field Service Radio w/Sweetys at the ICA (begins at 3:54:50),


Art Shows:


Gallery Exhibition, Pitchwise Festival, Public Institution Center for Culture, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2017

The Scarlet Event, Bronx NY, 2017

You Ruined Me/You Made Me Better, by Odiosas Bx, NYC,  2017

 Sweetys at the ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2015

The Itty Bitty Art Show, West End Tattoo and Art Gallery, Atlanta, 2009

Japafronese, West End Tattoo and Art Gallery, Atlanta, 2009






The Ongoing Fight Against Femicides and Violence Against Women in the Caribbean, Marjua Estevez, Rolling Stone 

Comunidad, Yailin La Más Viral Isn’t the Problem—Internalized Misogynoir Is, Melania Luisa Marte, Refinery29

Recognizing Dominican Dembow: From Jamaica to El Alfa, Jennifer Mota, People

Dear Rochy RD Fans, When Will “La Cultura” Protect Our Women & Girls?, Marjua Estevez, Refinery29

Lido Pimienta Is Feeling Free, Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone​

There Is Power in Our Latina Aesthetics — Ask These Chongas, Cholas, & Around-the-Way Femmes, Jillian Hernandez, Refinery29


A White reggaeton artist was named ‘Afro-Latino Artist of the Year’ and that’s a problem, Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union Tribune


Latin Music’s ‘Urbano’ Reckoning, Jenzia Burgos, Tidal

18 CRÍTICAS TO FOLLOW, Mujeres Problemáticas, LatinMediaCo


On Claiming Afro-Latinidad, Maya Doig-Acuña, LatinoRebels

It's time for non-Black Latinx people to talk about anti-Blackness in our own communities — and the conversation starts at home, Quispe Lopez, Business Insider

How Do Latinos Really Feel About Hispanic Heritage Month? An Investigation, Yara Simon, Remezcla

From Sabrina Claudio To Selena Gomez, Non-Black Latinxs Uphold White Supremacy, Ruby Mora, AfroPunk

'In the Heights' movie slammed for lack of Black Latinos in New York's diverse Washington Heights, Desiree Williams, USA Today


Dominican Spanish Isn't "Bad Spanish" — That Mentality Is Rooted in White Supremacy, Jennifer Mota, Pop Sugar

Gen Z's Distaste for Sex Scenes Sparks Hollywood Censorship Debate, Jamie Burton, Newsweek

A Front Row Seat at the Woke Theatre, Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED

‘We fell short’: Lin-Manuel Miranda is sorry for ‘In the Heights’ Afro-Latinx erasure, Ruth Etiesit Samuel, LA Times

The racist L.A. City Council tape wasn’t a surprise to this Black Angeleno, Nadra Nittle, The 19th News


Activist Zahira Kelly Examines Eurocentric Beauty Standards and Body Representations, Louise Nessralla,

Zahira Kelly on Accountability & Asserting Afrolatina Existence in 2017, Janel Martinez,

Where Intersectional Realities Make Space for Justice, Armely Pichardo, ClarkU.Edu

A Stroke of Beauty: Zahira Kelly’s Black Goddesses, Celeste,

Powerful Tribute to Diaspora Women at The Afrolatino Festival 2017,  AfrofusionTV

Yo Soy Afrolatina, Felice Leon,

#MpFrias Uplifts Women of Color At The Scarlet Event, Milena Toro,

Who is the Real Kali Uchis?, Jaquira Diaz,

“Bad Dominicana” Zahira Kelly is an Afrolatina You Should Know,  Jamila Johnson,

Fuck Like A Fat Girl: Radical Self Love For Goddess Sex, Erin White,

 Hillary Clinton speaks out on workplace ‘indignities’ after Bill O’Reilly and Sean Spicer spark an uproar, Aine Cain,

This Afro-Latina Artist is Bluntly Bringing The Issues Of Black Women To The Forefront,

This Afro-Latina’s Art is Therapy For Black Women Suffering From America, Zahara Hill,

Meet Zahira Kelly, The Black Latina Artist Painting Black Women as Goddesses, Juliana Pache,

This Instagram Account Captures The Beauty Of Afro-Latinas in San Juan, Yara Simon,

 Young, Gifted and Black: 15 Artists, Activists and Creatives Repping For Afro-Latinidad, Yara Simon,

Dominican Artist Creates Black Madonna For AfroLatinas Everywhere, Marjua Estevez, Vibe.Com

The Year That Was and Wasnt: 2016, The Morning News.Org

33 Phenomenal Gifts For The Badass Black Girl In Your Life, Hannah Giorgis & Bim Adewunmi, Buzzfeed.Com

Lanzan Campaña #QuizaNoTePegue, SemMexico, Paginabierta.Mx

#QuizaNoTePegue, Regina Kuri, El Universal-Mexico

We Asked 20 People To Style Frida  Kahlo-Inspired Looks And Heres What Happened, Daniela Cadena, Buzzfeed.Com

Maybe He Doesnt Hit You But…, Heidi Stevens, ChicagoTribune.Com

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou The Domestic Violence Hashtag Making Its Way Into American Schools, Heidi Stevens, Sydney Morning Herald.Com

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Raises Awareness of Different Kinds Of Abuse, Maggie Parker, Time.Com

I Can Tell You About Lemonade, Laur M. Jackson, Complex.Com

Afro-Latinos Don’t Fit Neatly In A Box, Janel Martinez, Vivala.Com

6 Lit Latinegra Sites You Need To Follow, Jelisa Jay Robinson,


#GirlBoss: 15 (Mostly) Non-Celebrity Latinx Women You Should Follow On Social Media, Vibe Viva, Vibe.Com

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Explores the Truths about Emotional Abuse, Veronica Wells,

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou, Five signs that you’re being emotionally abused, Megha Mohan, BBC.Com

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Spotlights Relationship Violence That Isn’t Physical, Marie Solis, Mic.Com

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Twitter hashtag shines a light on emotional abuse,

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou This hashtag shows how abuse is way more than physical, Brittney MacNamara,

#MaybeHeDoesntHitYou Twitter hashtag reminds us that intimate partner violence isn’t always physical, Suzanna Weiss,

10 Standout Latinos Who Raised The Bar in 2015, Marjua Estevez, Vibe.Com

Check Out This Adorable Breakfast-Themed Nail Art, Sandra Song, Paper Mag.Com

10 Things You Shouldnt Say To A Latina Feminist, Raquel Reichard, Latina.Com

3 Feminist Projects Reclaiming the Landscape, Kayla E, Nat Brut,

Quotes from AfroLatinas on Identity and Empowerment, Janel Martinez, Latina.Com

Women Crush(ing Patriarchy) Wednesday: Zahira Kelly, Raquel Reichard,

“10 Inspiring Afro-Latina Bloggers You Should Follow”, Chantel Morel, Cosmopolitan.Com

“11 Latinas You Should be Following on Twitter in 2015”, Alanna Nunez, Cosmopolitan.Com

La Loca Magazïne – Cover & Centerfold, Issue 9, Winter 2015

“BBCTrending: US black activists call Twitter protest”, Micah Luxen,

 “A matter of death and death”: Confronting antiblack racism among Latinos”, Aura Bogado,

 ”Tweeters of the world, Unite”, Julia Wong, TheNation.Com

 ”An Artist demands civility on the street with grit and buckets of paste”, Felicia Lee, NYTimes.Com

“Selfies Are Art”, Noah Berlatsky, TheAtlantic.Com

“Feminist selfies took over twitter and it was awesome”, Jamilah King, Colorlines.Com

 ”The semiotics of race, or: walks on the wild side”, Aamina Khan,

“Zahira Kelly: Afrolatina artist emerging with a mission”, Jim Linderman, ArtSlant.Com

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