Yakari was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to Aruba with her mother at the age of 4. She is a writer, an intersectional feminist and spoken word artist. Her writing revolves mostly around life, social problems, finding self-love, femininity and sadness. Yakari is the winner of the first Aruban poetry slam in Aruba “Arte di Palabra” in 2009 and received the “Hoben Talentoso” recognition in 2014 in the category of writing. In 2015 she gave a TEDx presentation titled “How I overcame discrimination”, She recently started a column in the newspaper Bon Dia Aruba, titled ‘Den mi Cabes’ Which means ‘in my head’ in Papiamento. Through ‘Den mi cabes’ she expresses opinions about relevant and contemporary issues in the Aruban society. She is currently studying International Media and Communications at Hogeschool Utrecht.
Photo courtesy of: www.arubaluxuryliving.com y 'Hoben y Talentoso.