I'm love your blog. I'm half Mexican, half Irish, but I was raised by the Mexican part of my family. I'm rediscovering my roots these days which is hard since now I live in Japan. Studying Spanish, Mexican art, history and cooking everyday. Advice?
I think you’re doing great thus far, I know living in Japan might make it a little difficult to do so, pero you’re on the right track.
Mi familia was from Chiapas but I was adopted by an American family from an orphanage when I was 1 year old; I love my adoptive parents a lot but I feel very disconnected from my heritage. I barely know any spanish and I live in a suburb that is 94% white. How do I go about reconnecting with where I am from? I had no family left in Mexico who wanted to raise me and I don't even know how to begin to try to contact anyone now that I am 18. Any advice or help?
Thats awesome that you want to reconnect with your culture. I’d say first of find Mexican events that may be happening outside of your community, best way to learn more is by submerging yourself in la cultura, la comida, y get to know la gente.
I've got a question I thought you might be able to help me with. I'm 16 and I am badly in need of a job pero todavia no me llega mi work permit because I applied to DACA, so no tengo numero de seguro social. Donde encuentro trabajo? Nadie me va a contratar :'c If you or anybody can give me some insight it would be highly appreciated. P.S. Me encanta tu blog!
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I read your response about "fake ass Mex.". I run into a lot of these " fake ass Mex" who know nothing about their culture or speak the language. Some of these "fake Mex."look at me and call me fake because my music taste is diff, I look " white" yet my first language was Spanish, my father made sure we knew about our culture.. I've been to Mexico numerous times to visit family and am proud of being Mex. American. I plan on passing my heritage along to my kids. I'm just tired of the stereotypes
You know I think its great that you want to pass your heritage onto your future niños, y que no le haces caso a la gente que te huzga por la musica que te gusta, but can we just refrain from calling nuestra gente “fake ass”. We all have of our own way of displaying nuestro orgullo mexicano asi que ay que calmarle con eso del name calling.