I Finally Understand What It Means to Be Biracial: I’m 100% Black and 100% Latina

A few weeks ago, my Peruvian mother asked me with genuine curiosity, “Syd, do you identify as a Black woman?” Without hesitation, I answered, “Yes, I do.” But I wouldn’t have been able to answer this question quite so easily just a few months ago. It took me 23 years to arrive at this point where I finally feel confident in my racial identity.


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