I don’t know what to answer?

San Jose, CA.

My mother was born in Morelos, Mexico and my Father was born in Lima, Peru. I was born in San Jose, CA. Whenever anyone asks me “where are you from?” I never truly understand the question. I’m American? I’m mixed? I’m Latina? Especially since I’ve been studying abroad in parts of Europe, the confusion with this question only rises. When someone in Europe asks me where I come from I say “I’m American”. They follow up by asking, “No, where are you originally from?”. It’s funny because in both Peru and Mexico they won’t acknowledge me as one of them yet my skin is too tan and my hair too black to be considered a true “American”. I guess I’m just a drifter.


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