1) What mix are you?
Native American Indigenous, Black, Spanish, Italian, Roma
2) What ethnicity have you been mistaken for?
Egyptian, Moroccan, Indian, Roma (actually Gitano (directly translated as Gypsy but you should never use this word!) ‘cause I’m from a Spanish speaking country)
3) Is your hair curly or straight?
I have a very wavy-curly hair that I’ve came to love in the past few years
4) Was coming from different backgrounds challenging?
Yes, it was difficult ‘cause even in a Latin American country people is not so accepting of differences and children are specially mean towards those who aren’t “like them”
5) What ethnicity do you embrace the most?
I think I embrace all of them, I try to be coencted with the cultural media of each one of them and honor each one of them, except with the Roma; for some political issues in my country my grandmother was unable to teach my father about her culture so we know we are Roma but we don’t really have any “real link” to it apart from blood and “appearance” and that is something saddens me.
6) Have you ever been made fun of for being different?
Yes, trough my life I’ve been made fun of by children and teenagers who don’t understand that they too are mixed and just ‘cause they’re a little “clearer” or “darker” they feel with the right to look down on me ‘cause, “I look like a black persona doesn’t that bothers you?” NO it doesn’t I’m proud of being who I am!
7) Have you ever been ashamed for being multiracial?
I was, when I was a child other kids used to tell me I was ugly and nobody really talked to me, when I got older I came to realize that my beauty was just different and people is normally scared of anything different, even so is still hard for me to look at myself and see beauty.
8) Do you feel being multiracial has it’s benefits?
I think it does gave you a different point of view in pretty much everything, personally it helped me understand much of the dynamics of the society I leave in and helped me learn how to navigate trough it and not loose myself.
9) What makes being multiracial beautiful?
I think the most beautiful of being multiracial is the fact that it also makes you multicultural and that makes your world bigger than most people, is beautiful, for me, to be able to seat and share experiences with others and actually relate to what their saying.
10) Do you have any advice for someone who struggles with their multiracial identity?
I think the best I can tell you is just to embrace your inner self, love who you are and what comes with you, don’t pay attention to those who have no idea what they’re saying and be strong, Every Human Being Matters and You Matter Too, so don’t worry about fitting in or being different you are beautiful in any way you can think of and if you haven’t noticed that by now you’re going to realize soon enough.
I did this ‘cause I want my followers to know me a little better ^^