Carmen J. Espinal known as Earth Izayaa Allat is a columnist for La Galería Magazine. She is a writer, Secondary Education Educator and Birth & Postpartum Doula born in the Dominican Republic. After graduating from Brown University, her experience includes creating and designing curriculum whether for homeschooling curriculum, formal instruction, program-based learning or gender-specific concepts related to Black, Latina, Native American and Asian women/girls. She currently serves as a Volunteer Doula while completing her certification. She also runs a Vegan foods take-out service off her apartment. In addition, she is a Staff Writer for the Mecca Mission, a newspaper of the Nation of Gods and Earths.