Santa Lucia

“When I was a little girl in 1976, my mom had me dress up for my school’s Christmas heritage parade. She told me about Santa Lucia, how she was a Swedish saint and then she dressed me as her complete with lit candles on my head. I just read about Santa Lucia and learned she isn’t Swedish, she’s Italian. My mom nearly set me on fire for a heritage that is not mine.”

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