Roquetes: Sell during Las Mercedes Day —a National Holiday in the Dominican Republic held on September 24 — are necklaces made with corn flour, butter, coconut milk and sugar. Part of our religious traditions.
Iworry about the impression the rest of the world might have on Dominican women. If you write on the Internet "Dominican women" or "Dominican" you'll find a big surprise.
One day, I was curious to see what I could find and after that, I do not know if my decision was right or wrong. For example, when I wrote "Dominican women" appeared results as:
Featured Dominican women
Dominican women for marriage
Dominican women seeking foreign men
Dominican women unmarried
Dominican women fighting
Dominican women cheating
Dominican women loose
Dominican women without clothes
Dominican women hot
Searching for "Dominican" (woman) was more or less like this:
Dominican dancing bachata
Dominican exotic women
The hood: Barrio Chino (Chinatown), a place in the middle of Santo Domingo (our capital) that evidences the presence of Chinese immigrants in Dominican Republic.
La Negrita Come Coco is a character that promotes Dominican popular culture through social networks. It also fights for the acceptance of Afro origins in society and in a sarcastic way dennounces the evils that affect Dominicans.
Her name is because in Dominican Republic people often use that term to discriminate against women with dark skin and curly hair. Thus, the Negrita mocks those prejudiced by proving that anyone with such physical characteristics can be smart and capable.
Plus, with its curvaceous body, curly hair and tanned skin shows that no matter how we are, what is important is to accept and love ourselves.
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