You donīt look latino!

You donīt look latino!

OMFG I feel so identified! Iīve been getting the "you donīt look latina" for as long as I can remember and I still donīt know how to feel about it. The first time someone said it to me, I was just confused and wanted to know exactly what that meant. Living in the States, this comment became part of my everyday life and I eventually felt relieved when people stopped noticing my accent and just "assumed I was white". However, while I could enjoy the benefits of "passing for white", deep inside, I began to feel more and more pround of my heritage and I could bond with my latino brothers in a way I never had before. Iīd literally walk up to a Mexican person and hug him or her, as I told them "Somos hermanos latinos!" Most of the times our skin colors were different, but for me connecting with someone solely for their skin color is like choosing my friends according to our similarities in height. Eventually, I had to come back. I missed my family, my friends, but most importatly, I missed my culture. Seeing the lights of the city of Buenos Aires again after three long years is something I will never forget. So glad to be here again.


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