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April 6, 2019

If I had a dollar for every time a person asked me, "Oh, I thought you were black?," I would be super rich! Not just a little rich, but rich, rich! 

 So within my other business (recovery service here in Florida) I went to check in on a client. Her sister and I wer...

March 5, 2019

Tiara

Puerto Rican / African American 

I've always identified myself as a person of mixed race.

I never really felt more "Puerto Rican" or more "African American." I did however, as a child feel like OTHER people wanted me to choose a "side." I always got asked

"Well what...

February 11, 2019


I’m black and I’m proud!
At work, I’m Hispanic. So I am anything you want me to be!

As a child I knew my identification was different from a cultural perspective. I never got along with the African American girls so I never associated myself with being "black America...

January 18, 2019

As a child, I identified myself as African American and when I became a teenager, I embraced the black Caribbean culture. I grew up in the 80s so Hispanics weren’t really present here in Danbury, not like today. As I got older and expanded my circle, I began to check t...

January 9, 2019

My name is Demi and I'm from Waterbury, CT. My mother was born in Cape Verde Islands and my father was born in Puerto Rico. Growing up, I would mostly identify myself as Hispanic. Anytime I would mention that I am Cape Verdean, I would immediately get asked, "What's Ca...

December 28, 2018


I am culturally mixed. My mother was African Amerian mixed with some Cauasian from her father side and With my Puerto Rican father, as a child I identified as black. The black community didn’t consider me apart of who they were- African American because of my hair and...

-In school I identified as African American, but once people heard my last name, I would get a bunch of questions about my Colombian side. 


-An emotional struggle I've dealt with due to being a Blatina is when I moved with my Hispanic aunt. I was a little depresse...

December 5, 2018

How did you identify when you were a child?

Being from Idaho I almost immediately noticed my family was different than the average family. We were not white. When I was super young, I identified as "mixed." During middle-school, I decided I wanted a nickname as unique a...

November 7, 2018

My name is Ariana Baerga.

I was born and raised in the Bronx. My parents, Edgardo and Leonice came to the states from Puerto Rico for a "better life."

Growing up, I identified with being a Latina/ Boricua one hundred percent. My family are descendants from the Tainos, so...

October 2, 2018

EFF  your Latina standards!

Here I am once again going against the norm and expressing to the world, "Latina Has No Skin Tone" so others don't have to live with the ignorance of others anymore like myself.

As a black (dark skin) culturally mixed woman, I can totally rela...

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