Profile: Pamely Gómez

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In this episode of Radio Nepantla, Jazmin Navarrete talks to Pamely Alejandra Gómez, a 25-year-old Afro-Latina born and raised in Yonkers, New York to Dominican parents.

I feel like being an Afro-Latina there is a lot of stuff that people don’t know. I feel like it’s being normalized now, and I think there is a lot of westernized kind of thinking that goes behind it that people were afraid to be identified as Afro-Latinas and so I feel like in my family in particular, saying that I’m an Afro-Latina is kind of a taboo and I think it’s because of the way they grew up and it was the westernized mentality of how features are supposed be looking like and how skin complexion is supposed to look like or how you’re supposed to behave. So, I think the way my parent’s kind of taught me the Dominican culture was kind of westernized and I don’t think I have that African kind of history or knowledge of why things are such.

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