Oct 31, 2014

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Soy Afro- Panameña! – A Personal Story of Afro-Latina Identity and Pride

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“What are you? I thought you were black!” I often hear this when people  find out my parents are Panamanian.  Looking down at my arm  and responding with a sarcastic, “Oh, I thought I was too,” is how I usually dismiss the statement when I am not in the mood to explain the difference between […]

Getting to the Root of Afro-Latina Hair

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Questioning the Standard . The standard of beauty in the United States is obvious.  Most of the supermodels are tall and slender with long, flowing straight hair.  This beauty standard is impartial to skin tone: many Caucasian, African-American and Latina models have the same hairstyles regardless of its natural state.  As an Afro-Latina, my dark […]

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