A lost girl, in a lost world
Trying to find her way home.


How, when her own ancestors didn’t even know who they even were.

Talk about cultural conditioning
Flashback, news feed
Tainos genocide.

A Puerto Rican’s hindering past.
A forefather with welcoming arms and compassionate souls that we still hold.

A race that carries the most ultimate faith. Prideful some say.
No we just have a big inherited heart.

Till this very day, still bewitching the witches and warlocks, who took our sacred land away.

From NYC streets, crying out in beats, waving flags , honking horns. Can you feel me or hear me?

Screaming out to our motherland Help me ! Loiza our girls are misplaced.

Find them and bring them back to our glorious place.

Our island of rich souls Let them see there prosperous soul. Our rich roots we call home
By:MM Credit to my 13 year old #illustrator
#puertorico #couragechallenge #poetry #puertoricanprincess #puertoricanpower #latina #latinagirl #latinabeauty #puertorico #puertoricanart #tainoculture #tainos #loizapuertorico #yuiza #puertoricanlove #puertoricoart #confidentwomen #artoftheday

“Live the actual moment.

Only this actual moment is life.” #thíchnhấthạnh #mindfulness #impermanence #meditation #beingpresent #yuiza #loíza #puertorico #puertorico🇵🇷 #samuellind #art #culture #boricua #taíno #dimensions #being #nonbeing #energy #energyhealing #home #memory #slowdown

Channeling the legend of #yuiza who was rumored to have been one of two women chiefs of the #taino people in the #caribbean the last woman #cheif from #boriken aka #puertorico

What is Holy?

cherry blossoms on a spring day
cut through lavender skies

fragrant and carefree
oh, to be an Eastern bluebird perched high

hanging, like the cross or a rosario
we pray ourselves whole or holy
become our own savior
strong, powerful, gracious
crown ourselves glorious

like God or Goddess
ethereal being, pure

or weeping willows
firmly planted
that compels a bud to bloom
or a child to blossom

life’s greatest miracle
oh, how the breath of a sleeping child
is the greatest symphony

To name what is holy
is to honor the fire in your throat
Taino cacique
warrior woman
with machete tongue
passed on by guerreras
who were part love, part strength and all heart.

©️2021, Nancy A. Ruffin. All rights reserved.

Artwork: Yuisa, Taino Cacique by Puerto Rican artist Samuel Lind

#4of30 #NaPoMo #nationalpoetrymonth #Yuiza #nancyarroyoruffin #iamnancyruffin #fiercewomenwrite #fiercewriterswrite #poet #poetry #instapoet #iwrite #poem #defpoetry #writersnetwork

I finally put up my #poster of my #Tainoprincess #Yuiza.

She’s so amazingly drawn by my super talented daughter & #digitalartist , @trzh_art. She’s giving me inspiration for the #Taino #story I’m writing & hope to finish once my studies are done. Thanks mija. I love this so much!

Escuchen mi nuevo sencillo! Listen to my new single!

( Yuiza " Feel this World" )# feelthisworld #Yuiza #si ger #musician #montreatcollege #Tamara #lovetosing #musiciansofinstagram #puertoricogram #friends #thatsdarling #mood #goodvibes #collegestudent

Un lugar para admirARTE... todo el tiempo para amARTE 💚💛❤ Guarikén en contacto con mis ancestros🙌🏾❤☝🏾


#yaya #atabey #yuiza #loiza #samuellind #afrotaino #afroboricua #caribeña #arte #loiza #guariken #borikén #puertorico

“If you look far enough beyond your adversities you will always find something to believe in; something to be proud of.” 🌺

•𝐘𝐮𝐢𝐳𝐚 𝐈𝐈 (24 x 20) •
•Acrylic on Canvas by @amidelasoul

#yuiza #loiza #boriken #taino #arte #colores #raices #mujeresvalientes #strongwomen #quotes #loiza #artistsofinstagram #borinquen #arte #artiste #artesanía #vida #amor #paz #mujer #cacique #coqui #puertorico #boricua #arawaks

Vuela y vive...🤙🏾🙌🏾❤
#loiza #borikén #tradicion #puertorico #caribbean #karibik #tainonation #cultura #yuiza #vive

Work in Progress. “Yuiza II” //


I take my time painting these pieces because the process in itself can’t be forced, it just has to flow.

#staytuned #yuiza #boriken #arawak #taino #amor #pazparaelalma #queen #legacy #artwork #painting #acrylic #luminescence #coqui #artgram #arte #pintura #loiza #puertorico #cacique #indigenousrising

Perspectives ✨ // #artismyvoice ••🎨
@amidelasoul



#artofinstagram #artjournal #lavidadeunartista
#keeppainting #positivevibes #yuiza #taino #arawak #painting #art #beauty #boriken #perspectiveshift

My new single! #shapelessmoonlights #yuiza #songsuggestions #songs #music #musiciansofinstagram #loveyourself #faith #goodvibes #godisgood #dreamscometrue✨ #dream

¡Yuisa! ❤ 🇵🇷

Un honor haber conocido a Samuel Lind ❤🙌🏾

#reinvindicación #libertad #boricua #afrocaribeña #samuellind #loíza #yuiza #taina #atabey #borikén #tainonation #siemprelibre #emancipada #libre #feliz #aprendiendo #explorando #puertorico

I’ve been using this time to work on my design projects.

My vision was to create my own sacred space here in the Bronx. I’m happy to say my vision has finally come to life! ✨⁣

I’m really proud of my home and am so excited to share the details of all my projects with you!

(also wearing “making jefa moves” earrings for some extra motivation😉 @hijadetumadre )

So very proud of the beautiful #indigenous heritage I have and honored to pass it on to my children.

🌺 🤙🏼✊🏽 #indigenouspeoplesday #taina #taino #borinken #boriqua #migente #cacique #loiza #yuiza #art by @estudiodeartesamuellind

This is to celebrate the old school.. the real old school..

the beautiful indigenious people of the planet The original keepers and their families, they understood the language of the earth. #weshouldlistentotheirways #ingeniouspeoplesday #yuiza #atabey #jibaro #ndebele

Tour Amor’s founder @san.yvonn giving us weekend vibes
from Santurce, PR
“La Placita”


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Join Tour Amor’s travel family January 14-18, MLK weekend! Booking details coming soon!
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#touramor #Puertorico #boricua #loiza #santurce #boriken #samuellind #yuiza #puertoricogram #naguabo #bombayplena #afrolatino #grouptravel #afropuertorican #boricua #puertorican #lonelyplanet #travelgram #mlkweekend #fiestasdesansebastian #sanjuan #vacation #caribbean #roadto100countries #travelnoir #travelnoire #blacktravelgram

[POR AQUÍ] Pium⚡️ ¿Qué día “even” es hoy? A todes les que están en casa haciendo ná. Amor y paj’.

Por favor hagan composta y conecten con huertos cercanos. En serio. Gracias Creador⚡️por to’. POR AQUÍ link en mi biografía.
Ha! 🖖🏼⚡️To all the peeps still at home, doing nothing. Love. Please compost and connect with vegetable/fruit farms near you. For real. POR AQUÍ link in bio. Thank you Creador⚡️for all things.
Gracias a @cam.rodort por verme aquí 🌴
#poraqui #vofvossae #dailyvofvossae #compost #conscioustrap #newtrap #trapplaylist #latinvibes #jibaritamuyboricua #trapmusic #latintrap #linkinbio #yingyang #natura #guineos #fincadeguineo #yuiza #huertopuertorico #compostapuertorico #composta #himno

Taina Yuiza now in SALE!
Artist Encounter Collection

Art by: @welderart


#taino #latin #fashionstyle #tshirtdesign #originalart #tshirtshop #yuiza #streetwear #tshirtlovers #customshirts #artsuporters

✨Taína ✨
Por: @gero_geroko

#boceto #sketch #arte #art #puertorico #borikén #taína #caribe #indígenas #américa #drawing #dibujo #oro #yuiza #taíno #boricua #concepto #concept

Just because my #Taíno #story is #fiction doesn’t mean I shouldn’t study and research the #Tainos and their history as thoroughly as possible.

If there’s one thing my years of #collegestudy have taught me is that it’s important to learn our #history from reliable sources, which I’m still gathering. I still consider myself a neophyte in this area but #learning is a lifelong endeavor. I want to represent my character #Yuiza and her story of #courage , #resilience , and #survival in the best possible and correct light. Will I be successful? I don’t know. It remains to be seen but I do know that I approach this #writingproject with a deep sense of awe and gratitude for our #nativeancestors. They endured to the point of almost certain extinction of their #culture and their #ways and so we’re left with the #oraltraditions and a burgeoning #rediscovery of #thegoodpeople. I just don’t want them to be forgotten because they are an important part of who I am and who we are as descendants of #Boriken. ✊🏽🇵🇷 #writing ✍🏽

This past semester I took my first #fiction #writingclass and workshopped a #Taino #shortstory I’ve been #writing and rewriting for years.

It was well received and my professor suggested I make it into a #novel. I’m not a fiction major, but it’s now on my list of #writingprojects to work on. In the interim, I’ve been asking my daughter, @trzh.art to draw my character, #Yuiza. She’s a #cacica , a #warriorprincess , and my main #protagonist. I think mija did an amazing job. It’s going to take some time for me to finish writing ✍🏽 the story itself, but I now have some inspiration to look at. Thanks mija. You da best! #TheGoodPeople Coming soon!

Feeling the power and strength to match the mighty Yuiza

Can be found on our Artist Encounter Collection over at Ideologicmerch.com

Everything is Everything ✨


#amidelasoulart

#artistvsart #artistvsart2020 #artsagram
#artwork #artistsoninstagram #artdiary #drawing #acrylicpainting #portrait #fridakahloart #yuiza #taino #dali #ballerina #nature #animals #tainoart #contemporaryart #sketchbook #moma #contemporary_art