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Looking at my hair and asking, 'What ARE you?' makes me feel alienated

Born in Honduras, Gabi was adopted by a white American family. Her upbringing was great, but strangers often became confused by her thick, curly hair—and decided to voice their opinions about it. Salons could hardly help, that is, until she moved to New York City and found curl bars that specialized in doing her kind of hair.

From time to time, people still ask her, “What ARE you?” after seeing her hair and features—but now she’s comfortable enough with her identity and mane that telling people to stop questioning how/if she’s related to her family comes easily.

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Looking at my hair and asking, 'What ARE you?' makes me feel alienated

Born in Honduras, Gabi was adopted by a white American family. Her upbringing was great, but strangers often became confused by her thick, curly hair—and decided to voice their opinions about it. Salons could hardly help, that is, until she moved to New York City and found curl bars that specialized in doing her kind of hair.

From time to time, people still ask her, “What ARE you?” after seeing her hair and features—but now she’s comfortable enough with her identity and mane that telling people to stop questioning how/if she’s related to her family comes easily.

SUBSCRIBE to Fusion on YouTube for more from The Curls Room.

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