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For a long time, I almost felt like I was Irish.

-Thara, on growing up in Newfoundland.

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It establishes what is the norm, and that you are outside the norm. You will never fit, you're not a girl- you're a dark-skinned girl. The person who doesn't need the qualifier is the one in power.


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  I just turn towards it. That's just part of who I am- and I'm going to shine the light a bit more on that. They are lenses I take on and off. 


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Your beauty is your privilege- hold that wisely. To recognize that you are going to walk out into this world, and people are going to like you automatically.