What's in a Name?
Moreno! Negrita! That's what the men here call me.
Why is it that men choose to call me by my skin color? Not just here in Spain, either. An ex calls me Black Girl. I've also been Chocolate Girl, Chocolate Star, Island Brown, etc. So whether they know my name or not, my skin color seems to be the title of choice.
Well, while I'm here in Spain, there's never a misunderstanding as to who they're referring to as I am often the only "Negrita" around.
It doesn't matter. After all, what's in a name? My name of choice: Child of GOD.
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