I got an ancestry DNA kit from my boyfriend Ryder on my birthday. For the LONGEST time I have wanted to know where the hell I’m from. I admit, I do envy people who know their lineage and have their own culture, food, languages, music, etc. Black people are not from America so I’d really like to backtrack and get to know the culture of the ones who came before me. Do I know if my DNA results from Ancestry will provide me with all the answers to my questions? No. It probably won’t, but at least it’s a nice first step. I know that my ancestors were not from America. No one is from America except for Native Americans.
I think it would be really cool to pinpoint what country I am from and learn about their culture, customs, and way of life. Another area that is particularly interesting to me is religious practices. Though I grew up in a Christian household, I do not believe that Christianity is the one true religion. It’s not even the eldest religion. I myself am very interested in the occult and paganism. I find them to be much more empowering and positive than being an eternal slave/sheep to the Almighty.
All I know of my history is the long and arduous journey of Black people in America from slavery, to segregation, to the modern continuation of systemic racism coupled with prejudice, racial bias, stereotypes, etc. I want to know what happened before that.