" Because You Are Beautiful, and Black Like Me" - Reflections on Cuba, Race and Adolescence



Memory may omit things people say to you, but emotions tied to words spoken are hardly ever forgotten. For weeks I have been searching for a piece of paper with the name of a little girl who I cannot get out of my mind. If I could stretch my memory to recall the name she revealed to me, then I would feel so much closer to this little girl—a little girl who changed the entire direction of my research in Cuba.  To continue reading the article, please click here


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