Heyyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Tuesday to all of you beautiful

Heyyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Tuesday to all of you beautiful

6/30/2021, 8:36:14 PM
Heyyyyyyyyy Henny, Happy Tuesday to all of you beautiful people. Today is the last day of Pride month and Caribbean Heritage Month 😭😭. While this month felt extremely long and super heavy, I was able to find some joy in the stories that I felt represented in. Today I want to talk about my Caribbean Heritage which I feel like not many people know about. I realized that I barely talk about where I come from in this space but this part of my identity is probably the one that I identify more within the outside world. I know that many of you are already aware that I identify as Latinx which is something that I’m really proud of. But before I was introduced to the word Latinx, I identified as Dominican and I still do. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic where the sun and wind blend to make the tropical weather that the country is known for. Where the beaches are crystal clear and the sound of the rain falling against the metal roofs is a lullaby. Many Americans associate DR with Punta Cana which is the capital of tourism on the island. Going to Punta Cana feels almost utopian compared to the place that I originally grew up in. Ugh, chills. Monción, which is the town I was raised, is wayyyyy up in the hills. Actually, before you get to this town you have to drive up this hill which causes air to get trapped in your ears. But once you are up there everything is just beautiful and free. Every year my family goes back to this town to remind us of that beauty and the origins that made us who we are and so we won’t forget our heritage. I could write 100 pages about where I’m from but we don’t have the time for that lol 😂. But I’m proud of my Caribbean Heritage and seeing books writing about all the things that are so very familiar to me puts a smile on my face. Other than that, have you read any of these books?

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