Got Really Specific
Our father transitioned 25 years ago, so we used my brother’s son. Dad’s paternal lineage is the Bissa tribe in Burkina Faso. He was Afrocentric and would’ve been so proud to know that. We added some decals for his tribe and we made sure Dad got the credit! Our mother picked a tribal surname and we legally have our “rightful”surname, after approximately 500 years of enslavement’s “identity theft!”Our maternal lineage is Yoruba & Fulani from Nigeria. My youngest sister, legally changed her first name to a Yoruba one to honor our mother. We’re “whole,” again!
Hello Zulaikha, thank you for sharing your beautiful story. We are so glad you took this journey, and you and your loved ones were able to take your identity back! We know the ancestors are proud. Welcome to the African Ancestry family!