Proud white son, loving Chicano family

ofelia_and_boysJB Tellez,
Seattle, WA.

All my remembered life I have been fortunate enough to be raised by a loving chicano father (and grandmother, great grandmother, aunts, uncles and cousins too!) Here’s a picture with my abuela/grandmother and primo/cousin. She called me ‘Jonny Ojos Azules’ (Jonny Blue Eyes). Sometimes people will be surprised when I tell them I was adopted and my birth family originates from Europe. They’ll often have questions about my race. I say, “I’m a really lucky white guy”.


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