when one is provided with a seat at the table, it represents an opportunity to be heard and to make a difference to be acknowledged.
often questioning my place, phrases like "oh no but you don't get it you're light skin" ... "pero tú tiene pelo bueno"
People of non color not understanding what any of this meant. Just another brown girl struggling with self identity.
As a woman of color married to a white ( Danish) man the connotations that this can represent to my
Latin family put me at the center of the table "ah que bien los blanquitos son muy buenos" or " si ...¿cuando vienen los niños?"
The pressures are so much larger than a regular couple.
My conservative Latin upbringing has often isolated me from my partners in the past. With age I've learned to talk about these things. To articulate my actual feelings, I'm grateful for a community of Latinas and photographers pretty much anyone who can relate.