Being Mixed Doesn’t Define Cultural Identity

12642729_1014968398569297_7747996378167912255_nMorgan Engelhardt,
Norfolk, VA.

A lot of times I get shut down for calling myself Pacific Islander or Asian because I look white. The truth is, I’ve always preferred to identify myself with my Filipino ancestors rather than my white ones. It feels like home to me.

 

Being Mixed Doesn’t Define Cultural Identity

12642729_1014968398569297_7747996378167912255_nMorgan Engelhardt,
Norfolk, VA.

A lot of times I get shut down for calling myself Pacific Islander or Asian because I look white. The truth is, I’ve always preferred to identify myself with my Filipino ancestors rather than my white ones. It feels like home to me.

Being Mixed Doesn’t Define Cultural Identity

12642729_1014968398569297_7747996378167912255_nMorgan Engelhardt,
Norfolk, VA.

A lot of times I get shut down for calling myself Pacific Islander or Asian because I look white. The truth is, I’ve always preferred to identify myself with my Filipino ancestors rather than my white ones. It feels like home to me.

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