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But taking an AncestryDNA test helped her go back further than she ever imagined—to the exact regions in Africa her ancestors came from.
She found significant roots in Ghana—and a link to the Akan and the Asante, a matrilineal society of female warriors, led in the late 19th century by Queen Yaa Asantewaa. This remarkable woman fought colonization in her country and is still revered in Ghana today for her contributions.
365体育投注网站Her maternal side—from her mother to her grandmother and back to the wise women leaders in her Ghanaian ancestry—tells a story of resilience and tenacity.
Courtney’s mother was in the army and her grandmother raised 4 kids on a military base.
365体育投注网站Already working on a novel, she used her AncestryDNA results and her research into the Asante people to reframe her narrative. She’s rewritten her story, exploring the relationship between her and her mother, drawing from the strength her bloodline has given to her.
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365体育投注网站- COURTNEY MCKINNEY
365体育投注网站Ancestry member since 2010
“It fundamentally changes the way I think about myself…”
- COURTNEY MCKINNEY
Ancestry member since 2010
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