Never belonging. Puerto Rican or American?

HAGEN_LORNA_picLorna Hagen,
Brooklyn, NY.

I am Puerto Rico born New Yorker that moved to the US when I was 12. Somewhere in the plane ride over I lost something – I have no shared childhood experiences with my North American friends (lullabies, games, etc.) and no shared adolescent experiences with my Puerto Rican friends. It has always felt like a bubble that I’m in alone.


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