and I felt oh so alone.
I am not African. Africa is in me, but I cannot return. I am not Taina. Taino is in me, but there is no way back. I am not European. Europe lives in me , but I have no home there. I am new. History made me. My first language was Spanglish. I was born at the crossroads and I am whole.
—Aurora Levins Morales
I am not Hispanic, I am not Latino, I am not American. I don’t relate to those terms. I am Puerto Rican. I was born in Puerto Rico, I live in Camden, New Jersey and work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. These are tangible places and terms I can feel I belong to.
My dad exudes cool effortlessly. My husband’s not so bad either 😉
My father in law and I are badass