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I Have Mixed Feelings About the Term ‘Women of Color’

There are some labels that often push us into a box

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LLabels have their pros and cons. At their best, they contribute to identity-building and help us articulate how we choose to exist in society. At their worst, they create moving targets out of ordinary people, define without consent, and slowly line up around their subject, like walls…




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Salomé Gómez-Upegui

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Colombian-American Writer. Fluent in Spanglish.

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