When Alexa Dolma came to Houston, Texas, from Honduras, she did not see any representation of herself among the masses. The influencer identifies as Garifuna, a mix of African and Indigenous ancestry, mainly from the Caribbean coast of Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Belize. Over the years, Alexa told POPSUGAR she's grown to be more vocal and confident about celebrating her Afro-Latina roots on her page and Garifuna Bosses, the platform she created to represent and highlight other Garifuna women. Recently, Alexa featured Kalifa Marin and Eunice Suazo, founders of Tru3 B3llas, a hair-care brand that offers detangler brushes, edge controls, and bonnets. "I felt the need to do this because as a blogger, I always came across pages that highlighted other bloggers, and I never saw one who did the same thing for my people," explains Alexa.
As a proud Black Latina, Alexa says she saw herself in the rom-com Nappily Ever After featuring Sanaa Lathan. Based on Trisha R. Thomas's novel, the film illustrates the relationship between Black women and beauty standards imposed on them by society. "This movie shows that our hair is beautiful whether bald or full of coils," explains the beauty influencer.