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My problem was that I wanted to  belong to both  groups simultaneously, and yet each group was trying to  get me to  commit only to them, relationships might be monogamous but  identities  certainly are not. - Junot Diaz
This is me back in December 2010. I had visited the  Dominican Republic the summer of that year, rockin my fro. I didn’t feel  like I fit in. Not only was I visiting as a ‘gringo’ foreigner from NY,  I was representing the blackness within me that many Dominicans deny in  themselves. Everybody grilled me, from the lil kids to the granmas and  bodega owners. The kids would mock me, asking me ‘cuando te va corta ese  pajon muchacho??’ So i was pressured into getting braids. 

it was cool. shit hurt like a bitch tho, but the woman did it for free, n it came out hot, so i was happy.
imagine i go back there with locs now! 
theyd save space for ME on the boat.

My problem was that I wanted to belong to both groups simultaneously, and yet each group was trying to get me to commit only to them, relationships might be monogamous but identities certainly are not. - Junot Diaz

This is me back in December 2010. I had visited the Dominican Republic the summer of that year, rockin my fro. I didn’t feel like I fit in. Not only was I visiting as a ‘gringo’ foreigner from NY, I was representing the blackness within me that many Dominicans deny in themselves. Everybody grilled me, from the lil kids to the granmas and bodega owners. The kids would mock me, asking me ‘cuando te va corta ese pajon muchacho??’ So i was pressured into getting braids.

it was cool. shit hurt like a bitch tho, but the woman did it for free, n it came out hot, so i was happy.

imagine i go back there with locs now!

theyd save space for ME on the boat.

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