Sioux Falls, SD.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Tx. Raised by Mexican American Grandparents who grew up in a generation where Spanish was not spoken outside the home because of white America. In raising me, they refused to speak Spanish in the home. I was referred as a “coconut” by those of the Mexican community. Often shamed by those who spoke Spanish, which lead to me feeling ashamed and embarrassed. If even as an adult I get “the look” for not knowing my native language. Racism is also hard as work within our own race.