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How I’m Teaching My Daughter That Her Body Is Her Own

Our Dominican culture conflates love with touch, but I want my daughter to feel like she has a choice

Photo: Fran Polito/Getty Images

I recently had a difficult conversation with my aunt, whom I love dearly. The topic? My three-year-old daughter’s bodily autonomy.




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Katie Acosta

Katie Acosta

I am a queer, woman of color, scholar-activist. writing about parenting, loving, forgiving and struggle

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