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Latina Magazine: Creating New Representations of Love

Why is this mini-series so important, and revolutionary, for you, and for black youth, including Afro-Latinxs?

Kim: I grew up with diverse examples of love. My grandmother is Venezuelan, and my grandfather is Indian. When I moved from Trinidad to Canada, I was struck by how white the media representations were. The same is true here in the U.S. And, as Dominican-American author Junot Diaz said, the way to make human beings feel like monsters is to deny them any representation of themselves. If we don’t see ourselves, we begin to feel like we don’t belong, like the love we imagine for ourselves doesn’t exist. We wanted to be that model, and show that there are loving relationships. - via Latina Magazine