A fun fact about me is … I love anything Kate Spade New York!
I racially identify as …. mixed race, half White (German, Irish, and Dutch) and half Hispanic (Mexican). I am a nexus between two worlds.
When people ask me the question “what are you?” I usually say …. I am White and Hispanic, my Mom has blonde hair and blue eyes, and my Dad is Mexican.
My favorite thing about being mixed is … being a part of disparate cultures (e.g. the food, celebrations, etc.) and having a unique lived experience.
The most difficult thing about being mixed is … not always feeling like you fit in--a constant pull amidst two directions. Also, the assumptions I receive that people expect me to be something I am not.
If I could visit anywhere in the world, it would be … Paris, France.
If I had one day left on Earth, I would eat … my Grandma Mary's handmade tortillas, Grandma Barbie's tuna melt, and an iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks.
When I was a kid, I wish I would have known that … you should never be forced to choose a side or feel exhausted by explaining who you are. You are not a check in a box, it does not describe who you are.