Amanda Alcantara is a writer and journalist. She is the Digital Media Editor at Futuro Media Group. Amanda is also the is Co-Founder of La Galería Magazine and author of the blog Radical Latina. Her work centers on various themes including Caribbean culture, womanhood, borders and blackness. She has been published on Latino USA, Remezcla, Latino Voices and Black Voices on The Huffington Post, The Washington Post’s The Lily, BESE, and recently on The San Francisco Chronicle. In May of 2017, Amanda obtained a Master of Arts from NYU in Latin American and Caribbean Studies where her thesis focused on the experience of women residing on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti—she travelled to Dajabón and Ouanaminthe and interviewed 22 women to complete the project. She has a BA from Rutgers University. A map of the world turned upside down hangs on her wall.