Tamika Burgess is a writer, thinker, and storyteller. Her personal essays have appeared in Cosmopolitan, xoNecole, and others.


Born to parents who migrated from Panamá, Tamika has always taken a particular interest in writing personal essays that explore her Black Latina identity. The desire to take this further came about in 2015 when she launched Es Mi Cultura – a monthly newsletter highlighting Black Latinas. 


Because of her passion for spreading knowledge of Black Latinos, Tamika is featured on various websites, podcasts, and panels, including Young Panamanians Around the Globe, Negrita’s Afro-Latina documentary, and Ain’t I Latina’s “Disrupting Stereotypes: Images of Latinas in Digital Media.” 


When Tamika is not writing or curating her newsletter, she is somewhere cozy online shopping, sipping lemon ginger tea and reading, or listening to a podcast. 


Tamika resides in sunny Southern California and is represented by Serendipity Literary Agency.

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