Amanda Alcántara is a Caribbean writer and journalist. She is the author of “Chula” (2019). Her creative writing and journalistic work has been featured in the anthology “Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA”; the poetry anthology “LatiNext”; and several media publications like Latino USA, Remezcla, Afroféminas, The San Francisco Chronicles, and others. In 2017, she obtained an MA from NYU in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She is also a co-founder and former editor of La Galería Magazine. Alcántara is a Libra who loves exploring nature and being close to the sea.

All Stories by Amanda Alcántara

November 24, 2021

The gift of my grandmother’s songs

How the songs my grandmother would sing shed light on my lineage, culture, and family traditions

August 11, 2021

Why surfing is ritualistic for one California family

A mother of four teaches her kids life lessons through the family tradition of surfing.

March 16, 2021

How our bodies can become our last gift to earth

In Boring, Oregon, Elizabeth Fournier, who calls herself ‘The Green Reaper,’ provides families with an environmentally friendly burial option and a new way of grieving.

February 19, 2021

Avid runner finds freedom in virtual races

As the primary caregiver for her husband, Michelle Hodelin says staying healthy during the pandemic is especially important. But so is her passion for running. She’s found an answer in virtual races.

January 19, 2021

Beyond the playing field: Equality for women in sports

Cori Frankenberg, community relations manager for the Minnesota UFC, talks about what it’s like to navigate the field of sports leadership — often considered a “man’s world”— and how her passion fuels her commitment.