The Virago
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The Virago

No, I’m Not a “Spicy Latina”

Don’t call me exotic either

Photo by johndavis10 on Pixabay

I often feel uncomfortable when somebody asks ‘What are you?’

First of all, a bunch of raccoons in a trenchcoat posing as a human, obviously. Second, that answer is a lot more complicated than it seems— do I describe myself by my nationality? Where I grew up? Where my mother was born? Where my father was born? All of those are widely…

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