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Little Girl From Harlem

No. 031

Size: 13" By 19"

Printed on Beautiful Archival Acid-Free Watercolor Paper


Little Girl From Harlem

As a little girl living in Harlem, I always knew that Harlem was some kind of exile. What I didn't know was why I had to be there. There were happy times as well as sad times...but, to escape, I would always daydream. I would daydream of a backyard, of growing up and going to art school, and of moving away. As an adult, I was always embarrassed to say that I was born in Harlem and that I had lived there until I turned fourteen...because people were quick to judge me. Most people assume that I grew up middle-class and came from a middle-class neighborhood. Little do they know that there are lots of people from Harlem that are just like me.

Soraida Martinez 1995

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