The Importance of The “3 Bellesas” Shoot

Like in many other cultures, Dominican hair standards can be oppressive. The country is filled with people who normally have curly and afro-textured hair – but the culture favors long straight hair. For Dominican-Americans, “the salon” plays a massive cultural role in our upbringing. For many young women, it’s their therapeutic session. You step into the beauty…

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A Quick Thought on Philadelphia’s​ “EL BARRIO” and The Dominican Diaspora

Known as the “melting pot city”, Philadelphia is very much diverse but culturally segregated at the same time. From its Asian community residing in South Philadelphia to the Latinx community in the North, the city’s residents seem to racially stick together in neighborhoods. El Centro de Oro Driving north up Fifth St., past its intersection…

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