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Learning to Love My Blackness

A journey to self-love

Photo by Mario Gogh on Unsplash

My mother is mixed but light enough to mistakenly be considered Hispanic or white regularly. My father is black. Growing up, I didn’t know which one to lean more towards. Was I to embrace the uniqueness of my skin color and tell people I was part Ukrainian, part Native American, and part black, or default to black since that’s what most people labeled me as anyway? I lived in a world where…

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