Scholarship Hardship Guilt.
I am Latina, but am I Latina enough?
I remember browsing through the list of scholarships when I was a teenager.
The process, I realize now, was horribly grotesque. Poor students parading their trauma around for a privileged board…for a handout. Having to dig up my deepest, darkest moments — of poverty, of racism, of a confusing childhood —and letting a stranger…