Sometimes you have to bring your own seat to the table.

Afro-Latinas who are tired of being ignored by mainstream media outlets who only show one type of Hispanic beauty, are creating their own spaces to celebrate that beauty online.

In a recently published story in The New York Times, theGrio’s Deputy Editor, Natasha S. Alford, explored the topic by sharing her journey of becoming a proud Afro-Latina.

Alford gathered Amanda Pericles (@afrolatinas_), Nydia Simone (@blactina) and Janel Martinez (@aintilatina), a group of Afro-Latina women and Instagram influencers, to talk about beauty, race, identity and the power of technology to change narratives.

Watch the full panel conversation above and hit us up in the comments with your thoughts.