Why do I have to pick?

Lisa Pearce,
La Marque, TX

Being mixed race has brought on everything from “oh, you look like you speak Spanish” to “don’t be so white”. Wanting to hold on to a culture but feeling like a fraud because I’m only “half” has been a challenge throughout my life. It has taken years to realize that I am who I am BECAUSE of both races and that is exactly who I want to be.


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