Blexican

image1 (5)Jami Tatum,
Carol Stream, IL.

‘Blexican’ became my new name when everyone found out I was mixed with black, Mexican AND white! Of course the people calling me blexican were my best friends but they didn’t understand how I felt because they are fully white. When they called me that it made me feel low of myself because it seemed like they were judging me by my race. at first I hated it but I came to learn that I can’t get upset or embarrased by them calling me ‘Blexican’ because I am that. I am black white and Mexican and I’m proud To be different because I’ve come to learn that due to me being mixed made me stand out. and it made me realize how beautiful I actually am.

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