"Chocolate Dulce"

Ermi Gateo

"I wrote Chocolate Dulce in order to feel good about the beautiful chocolate skin that some of us are blessed with. Often times the black body is fetishized or deemed unworthy. Back in PR we have still yet to see a black woman represent us for Miss Universe and it often brings up the question “is my skin beautiful enough?” This poem is to remind those Afro Puerto Rican’s back home questioning their beauty, that they are more beautiful then they can ever imagine. This poem is about confidence so at the end of the day you don’t have to be black to relate to it. It is about owning your sexuality and embracing your sexual being with confidence."

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Ermi Gateo


Chocolate Dulce



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