Joan Socorro Sullivan,
I’m a quarter Mexican and over half Irish, I don’t attend church and I don’t drink. My hair is dark brown, my eyes are blue, I freckle like no one’s business; there’s the black Irish. My hips and bosom refuse to fit in anything smaller than a medium since I was 14 and my accent when speaking Spanish is unidentifiable as American. When I was little my mom spoke some Spanish to us which means I can pronounce the language I’ve spent 19 years learning. It’s odd to be such a mix and look so basic, breaking stereotypes.