Bio: Born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC and now resides in Hollywood, Florida. First-generation Dominican-American, author, community advocate, freelance writer and founder of Parenting Village Hollywood. Topacio's articles are focused on social justice issues, community involvement, conscious parenting, and cultural identity. Topacio is the author of "Awakening Poetry" being released in summer 2020. She is the founder of Parenting Village Hollywood 501 (c), which focuses on the personal development of parents and student achievement, through advocacy, social services, and community development. Topacio is the Chair of the City of Hollywood African American Advisory Council. She is a dedicated mother, wife and community member, who believes there is strength in community.
While Florida’s coronavirus infections continue to rise, the Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an Emergency Order mandating all schools to reopen in the fall. To date, Florida has one […]Read More
My 9-year-old daughter is questioning a lot of what is going on in our world right now. I explain to her the importance of Black Lives Matter and answer […]Read More
(Photo credit: Andreya Tho) Like so many of you, I’m doing my best to process the tragic loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many more Black […]Read More
There has been much excitement in the state of Florida involving the 2018 primaries and its candidates. For example, in Broward County, it was estimated more than 23.5 percent of […]Read More
Last week, the New Florida Majority, a statewide organizing group, sponsored a climate event that called attention to the impact of climate gentrification on our communities and called on vulnerable […]Read More
It’s almost scary to think, but it’s only been 5 decades since people of color in America were effectively given the right to vote. This was accomplished because of how […]Read More
The 2018 elections are crucial and we are uniting communities of color to cast their ballot for equality for all. I decided to walk around my neighborhood asking people if […]Read More