Lighter than us, Darker than them

Juliette Delacano,
Los Angeles, CA

Growing up mixed race, it’s hard to feel a sense of belonging with each side of your family, each community of color, and connected to each culture. It often feels alienating or that you are a fraud, not Black enough, not Filipino enough, somewhere in between, neither and both at the same time. When thinking about your identity and place in a world that likes to define and assign labels, you seem to settle on “I don’t know”
(submitted as student at LA Mission College)


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