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Mya shares what it was like growing up in D.C., and explains that it was a wonderful blend of different cultures and ethnicities. She adds that all of her art classes growing up were “very versatile as well as multicultural.”

She also opens up about her experiences as a mixed race child going to a predominantly black school. Mya says she was teased a lot by the kids, who called her “jungle fever,” but her parents kept her grounded. She admits it would’ve been difficult for someone who’s not strong enough to take the teasing, but she insists that her foundation was solid enough to get her through the tough times.



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