Stop Asking Me Where I’m From
Janet Lee Rose

My apologies, I am often one who asks people about their heritage. The reason is simple; personal interest. If you look or sound interesting, and you are already having a conversation with me, I might just ask you what circumstances led to your accent, or blend of facial features. Of course you have the freedom to tell me to fuck off just as much as I have the freedom to ask you of your heritage. As a German Canadian I have no issue with talking heritage, we are a multicultural nation and my favourite thing about Canada is the diversity. Now obviously I can’t talk about this issue from the female perspective or speak about your personal experiences but personally I have only asked these questions because I find it to be an interesting topic of conversation.

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