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 when she launched Es Mi Cultura – a monthly newsletter highlighting Black Latinas. The newsletter ran from 2015 to 2020. 

Because of her passion for spreading knowledge of Black Latinos, Tamika has been 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, 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 currently working on her forthcoming novel with HarperCollins, Sincerely Sicily (Winter 2023).

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