Yvette Modestin

Yvette Modestin

Yvette Modestin (she/her/hers), a writer, poet, and activist was born and raised in Colon, Panama. Modestin was named one of “30 Afro Latinas you should know.” She is Founder/Executive Director of Encuentro Diaspora Afro in Boston, MA. Modestin is the Diaspora Coordinator of the Red de Mujeres Afrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribeñas y de la Diaspora an international network of Afro descendent women. In 2019 Modestin received the inaugural “Every Woman is an Activist” Award from March Forward Massachusetts. In 2020, Modestin was named one of the Women Winning Globally on International Women’s Day by Afrocenchix.  In 2019 her Poetry book, Nubian Butterfly; The Transformation of a Soulful Heart will be released in Panama. She is a board member of IBW the Institute of the Black World. Modestin is a NAARC Commissioner National African American Reparations Commission. She is one of the editors and writers of the book, Women Warriors of the Afro Latina Diaspora. The book was named in the top five Latino books in the country for 2013. She is a contributor in the book, The Trayvon Martin in US: An American Tragedy and the Psychological Health of Woman of Color to name a few. In 2020 she was named the intenational Ambassador for Reparations by the Rastafari Alliance of Panama.