I was taught since childhood to only acknowledge conventional beauty. To only be attracted to someone who would “advance my blood line,” and to ultimately hate who I really was; a Latina of AFRICAN descent.
Once I started learning about my African roots, it felt as though I discovered a couple chapters of my life’s story that had been hidden.
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But the older I got, the more I realized how prevalent those African roots were in my own Dominican heritage. “And black beautiful.” Being Latino is complex enough.
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It meant having pride in our deep roots of revolution.
But it also often meant denying our blackness after generations of exposure to political and societal anti-blackness.