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Randoms: Loving Yourself

I found this video incredibly beautiful. I hope we all learn to love every ounce of ourselves the way this little girl does. Definitely listen to how fierce she is even if your Spanish is rusty. English translation below.

Also, shout out to my mom for transcribing this less than a minute after I asked her to. You da best.

English Translation:

Call me black,
Do not call me brown.
My color does not embarrass me
I am black because that is my race.
Black is the blood that runs through my veins.
Blood black
Black blood.
Blood of a warrior race.
African, American, Colombian, Coastal.
When the drums sound, my hips dance alone.
My skin feeds on the sun.
My body is a sandy beach.
I am black with all honor.
Roasted coffee, cinnamon stick.
Call me black, without shame.
Call me black, it does not embarrass me.

Original Spanish 

Llamame negra,
no me llamen morena.
Que mi color no me apena.
Soy negra porque asi es mi raza.
Negra es la sangre que corre por mis venas.
Negra sangre.
Sangre negra.
Sangre de raza guerrera.
Africana, americana, colombiana, costena.
Al sonar los tambores danzan solas mis caderas.
Mi piel se alimenta del sol.
Mi cuerpo es una playa de arena.
Soy negra de todo honor.
Cafe tostado, rama de canela.
Llamame negra, sin mas pudor.
Llamame negra, que no me apena.

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