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Body Issue 2016: Nzingha Prescod Behind the Scenes

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Like a queen

Photograph By Peter Hapak for ESPN

Im named after a 17th-century queen from Angola, Nzinga Mbande. During the colonial period, the Europeans would try to come to Africa and take their land, and she defended her territory. I think its not a coincidence that Im named Nzingha and I go off