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I know I have an ‘ambiguous’ look.
I know that when most people look at me they’re going to try to put me in their little box, and label me.They need me “figured out”
But here’s the thing,
As a Latina, I am a mix of different ethnicities,
As someone who was born in Ecuador but was partly raised in Spain and Canada to mixed parents who have a lot of different cultural differences…
When you ask me what I am I can not give you a simple answer for many different reasons
1. I am human. Stop asking me ‘what’ I am as if I was another species.
2. Yes I was born in Ecuador. NO, I can not simply say I’m Ecuadorian because I only lived there for the first 3 years of my life to mixed parents, not to mention the fact that unfortunately I know very little to Ecuadorian culture, and calling myself an Ecuadorian while being ignorant of their culture does not sit right with me.
3. While I do admit that a big part of my ‘cultural influence’ is heavily Canadian/North American, I do not consider myself Canadian. Spanish culture has also played a big part in my upbringing, however, my parents didn’t raise me according to any specific cultural background.
I don’t identify myself with one particular thing, I don’t think I need to, the only time I consider it is when I’m asked about it. I’m a mix and I love it, there is no written rule that says I can only be one thing. I consider myself a blend of Latina, Spanish and North American, that’s the easiest way I can put it. If you don’t like it, and you tell me I should just call myself A or B, please fuck off, you don’t get to tell me how I should identify myself.
One more thing, while I’m flattered that you think my dark skin is ‘beautiful’ or ‘exotic’ remember two things,
1. don’t touch my skin without permission simply because you’re in ‘awe’ of it, seriously wtf.
2. It’s exotic to you because you have been conditioned to think that anything other than white is exotic, even though most of the world is not white.
That’s all for now :)