No, I am not a foreigner.

Denise Valstar,
Netherlands

Very often people ask me where I am from. I am born in the Netherlands, my parents are born here. The only reason for my ‘not so white’ skin is my grandmother who originates from Indonesia. I’ve been asked so many times if I speak Arabic or any other African or South American language. When I tell them I am just a Dutch woman, they blink and ask me if I’m sure.

Wel.. yes. I’m pretty sure I know where I come from. Thank you.

 

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