Am I from here or there?

grad-pic-24Laura Martinez,
Hays, KS.

I was born in Mexico and came to the USA as a child. I am so proud of my culture and love Mexico, but I also love the US. When I visit Mexico with my mom people in Mexico see me as not a “true” Mexican, because I haven’t actually been there; so, for them am more American than Mexican. In the US; I wasn’t born here which makes me different than everyone else. So, every time am asked where am from; I have to explain, I was born in Mexico and raised in the US.

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  • barry irving

    …learning Mexican culture like any one who was not born from their parents home country would help…any Mexican friends who are from there and who are in the culture?

 

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