Amara La Negra on Shaping the Conversation About Colorism Within the Latino Community

Amara La Negra is ready for global domination, but the star of Love & Hip Hop Miami knows that her purpose is bigger than just entertaining the masses. She’s here to set the record straight about colorism and give Afro-Latinos the recognition they deserve.

 
 

I could go bald tomorrow. I’m still gonna be Amara La Negra.

 

Check out a few highlights from her Spring cover interview:

ON HER LARGER THAN LIFE AFRO:

“I think people are confused by why I rock my hair the way I do. But it isn’t about hair. It’s about the moral of the story, you know? Hair is nothing, I could go bald tomorrow. I’m still gonna be Amara La Negra. It’s more about feeling comfortable in your own skin, with your body, your hair.”

ON HER OWN STRUGGLE WITH BODY IMAGE:

“I wanted a smaller butt. I was upset that I had hips. Why can’t I have long, skinny legs? Even when I was little, I was naturally curvy, that’s just in my DNA, but I wanted to be like the Victoria’s Secret models. It takes time to finally accept yourself.”'

ON USING HER PLATFORM TO SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF THE AFRO-LATINA COMMUNITY: 

“I need to educate those that don’t know instead of getting upset, you know? So many people have no idea that there are Latin countries with people that look like me. We’ve been put in the shadows for so many years, and nobody has really spoken about the Afro-Latino community in Colombia or Honduras.”

For more Amara La Negra, pick up the Spring Digital issue of Latina here