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“In my experience, it’s been my hair that’s been more of an issue than my skin color. People totally change the way they treat me when my hair is different. If my hair is straight, people don’t look twice. They think I’m Indian, so I guess I look safe. But if my hair is curly, all of sudden it’s an issue. I’m risky. ‘What is she? Is she Black? She can’t be Black. She has some mix of something, but she’s definitely got some Black.’”

Sosena
Brooklyn, New York
Ethiopian

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