You’re constantly informed that you don’t “look Latina.”
Well you didn’t look dumb, you Rando Expert On Latina Looks, and yet here we are.
So you find yourself having to defend your ~Latinosity.~
Just be you. You don’t have to act any type of way for anyone.
And you’ve actually been asked, “If you’re Latina, then… why are you white?”
*Spins a globe.* Let’s teach you a lil’ bit about history…
Sometimes people give you weird looks when you talk about “white people.”
Every time someone calls me white. pic.twitter.com/kJuNARCMUd
— Adore Delano (@AdoreDelano) March 15, 2016
Yes, we’re white, but we’re not White.
Even other Latinos think they need to speak to you in English…
…Or they share chisme in Spanish thinking you can’t understand.
You slowly realize lots things “made for Latinas” — like magazines and beauty brands — don’t realize pale Latinas (or black Latinas, for that matter) actually exist.
We come in every shade!
You collect nicknames like “güerita,” “rubia,” or, at some point, “blancanieves.”
YES, WE GET IT. WE’RE PALE. WE KNOW.
People treat you differently once they learn your name.
Low-key xenophobes always make themselves known eventually.
People constantly try to guess where you’re from.
Nope, not Irish. Not Polish. Not Russian. And only half Martian.
…And even when you tell ’em, they insist that it can’t be true.
“Nooooo, you can’t be…”
Did I stutter?
Oh well. Pass the SPF 6,000.
Do you get a sunburn after spending 1.3 seconds outside? Feel free to vent in the comments.