These are not my stories to tell. These stories are our opportunity to remember the vast and varied land from which our own stories arise.
What one betrays when disavowing Latinidad is the delusion of a single country culturally owning entire continents, various and vibrant ways of life, through the manipulation of a single language. What is to be the legacy of Latinidad? What is the legacy of whiteness? Are they really that different?
I am not Latinx… nor am I Indigenous… Ergo facto, I’m white, right?
Thank you, Minneapolis, for both the lessons and lesions. May these words help us to bring more communication and unity to your people and our future.
That abyss of possibility where forgiveness isn’t free but earned.
I was adopted for a purpose and I learned to serve it.
This is a very personal story that is still in the midst of intense struggle. There isn’t a happy ending, and the lessons learned are not lessons anyone would ever want to learn.