What are you…I can’t tell?

Nichole Rogers,
Albuquerque, NM

We love to put people in categories and since I don’t visually fit easily into just one category I get asked this question all the time. I’ve been told I am racially ambiguous, which is “Someone that is racially ambiguous does not possess the stereotypical physical attributes of his or her supposed racial category. It is the physical features that one notices first about another individual when trying to determine that person’s racial identity.”

To this I say STOP…and if you ask me this I will respond with anything but my race or ethnicity. I’ll say I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, a leader, a cousin, a activist and a speaker of truth.


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