Profile: Sean Hill

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In this episode of Radio Nepantla, Kimberly García talks to poet, actor, and humanitarian Sean Hill, who was born and raised in Los Angeles, and whose parents are from Bogotá, Colombia, and Harlem in New York City.

I don’t think I fully embraced my hair until college right? Because I didn’t. I didn’t know the history behind I didn’t know the full context of what my Afro meant to so many people… I was in front of a Barnes and Noble. I was parked in the car. And this black woman came up to me on a bicycle, like she was or she was getting her bicycle or something. And she she approached me and said, you know, young man, I have to ask, like, what made you decide to grow your hair out like that. And I told her the same thing I told you for a play, you know, I’m in college, right? And she says, Well, I just, I just want to make sure you know that it’s very special, that you have your hair out like that. And it means a lot to a lot of people. So I just wanted to appreciate you for that. And I was like, oh, okay, I kind of didn’t know what to do with that, you know, and, and ever since I kept growing it out, I would get more responses like that.

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