Adoption. Origin unknown. OK with that.

profilepic4Cindy Droog,
Grand Rapids, MI.

Clearly, I am Caucasian. Beyond that, so many people aren’t comfortable with the “origin unknown” concept. They want to tell me that my extremely short stature, or reddened face, must indicate a certain heritage. They have a difficult time understanding that my heritage is not something I’ve sought to understand. Yet I don’t really feel out of place when people talk of the food or other traditions of their heritage. . . even when of mixed race or origin, they have a foundation on which to stand. I don’t – and the ambiguity suits me.

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