“Are You Really Sisters?”
The only means for talking about our mixed heritage was the ‘adorable’ contrast between ‘the girls,’ as we were called: one light, one dark; same parents, different skin.
Fiction and essays in Zyzzyva (Notable, Best American Essays 2016), Alaska Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review , The Rumpus, The Millions, and The Southern Review . Prose editor at the museum of americana, staff contributor @LitStack. Blogs at captionandimage.tumblr.com.
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When people tell me “I don’t look Colombian,” I’m reminded of how pop culture gets my home country of Colombia wrong—where we are, who we are, and what we can look like.