Empowered Latina recovering from self hate

Natalia Lopez,
Los Angeles, CA.

Growing up in East LA and being told I was one of the “good children”, I played into the identity that I was and will always be an exception to my peoples inferiority. Striving to be more like the white girls I saw on television made me feel like I was something special and not like the ghetto girls at my school. Up to recently, I have started to deconstruct this and realized that I am more then the sum of my parts and I am no ones exception. I am a strong brown woman who believes in love and strives to heal.

 

Empowered Latina recovering from self hate

Natalia Lopez,
Los Angeles, CA.

Growing up in East LA and being told I was one of the “good children”, I played into the identity that I was and will always be an exception to my peoples inferiority. Striving to be more like the white girls I saw on television made me feel like I was something special and not like the ghetto girls at my school. Up to recently, I have started to deconstruct this and realized that I am more then the sum of my parts and I am no ones exception. I am a strong brown woman who believes in love and strives to heal.

Empowered Latina recovering from self hate

Natalia Lopez,
Los Angeles, CA.

Growing up in East LA and being told I was one of the “good children”, I played into the identity that I was and will always be an exception to my peoples inferiority. Striving to be more like the white girls I saw on television made me feel like I was something special and not like the ghetto girls at my school. Up to recently, I have started to deconstruct this and realized that I am more then the sum of my parts and I am no ones exception. I am a strong brown woman who believes in love and strives to heal.

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