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ETHNICITY: ¾ Congolese ¼ Belgian

"People perceive me as black American."

"I think that race sort of has this intrinsic ability to confine people to a particular narrative… Someone sees me as a black female… they don’t understand the implications of that and how I identify, really, with my origin country and my ancestry and that I’m not defined by what’s on the outside, that I have a lot of experiences that are worth taking note of besides how I appear."