I haven’t written in a while. Not because I don’t have anything to say and things haven’t been happening, but I’m just enjoying life. I’ve been very quiet. Kind of passive actually. I’m just trying to scope things out. Breathe. Release. I think I’m going to make a new video soon to document my first month in Haiti... and the DR. That’s right, I spent a couple of days in the Bronx, I mean Santo Domingo. It’s literally a copy of New York. By far didn’t have the Hispanic culture I was looking forward to. In fact, Santo Domingo was more Fordham than Fordham. The men are bold and cat calling is real. The women are beautiful, but you know what’s up with a lot of pretty women. There was a little too much value, to me, on the beauty of light skin. I know I’m light skin so it works in my favor, but I don’t like that. This colorism between colored people is demeaning and disgustingly overwhelming... I don’t want to just be the light skin girl, the “white” girl, the foreigner... which is tough in some of these other cultures. Ugh, I think I’m going to start writing my book. I have some great ideas.
Oh, and Zia is designing a dress for me that I’m going to have made here. I’m so happy to be far from home and still able to support her goals. That’s true friendship.
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