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The Bigger the Hoops, the Bigger the Self-Discovery

How a piece of jewelry helped me confront white supremacy.

Photo by Robin Gislain Gessy on Unsplash

One of my favorite photos of myself is from high school. I’m standing in a pumpkin patch wearing dramatically big gold hoop earrings, my natural curls, and a frown. (Do you just love my fall-themed intro, or what?)




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Natalia Aldana

Natalia Aldana

La cultura, media, race, astrology and lifestyle. Brooklyn-based journalist with thick thoughts.

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