Why isn’t my Quincenera proof enough?

Emily Angelica Roldan,
Saint Francisville, LA.

My father is from Colombia and my mother is from Georgia. I have pale freckled skin, glasses, and I am a natural blonde with bottle red hair. I did not grow up speaking Spanish (my siblings and I the only cousins who do not speak it). When I was 15, very few of the people I invited to my big day believed that I was Colombian American. It was like if I wasn’t “Hispanic enough”, I didn’t deserve the party at all.


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