I’m 100% Palestinian.
I’ve spent many years embarrassed about that. I used to ask my parents to not talk a lot around my friends because of their thick accent. I was so afraid of stereotypes that I tried telling people I was Italian but soon I realized how wrong that is. There’s nothing wrong with being middle eastern!! I don’t speak Arabic fluently, so I’ve always had a hard time communicating with my relatives and never felt like I belonged to my culture. I’m currently trying to learn to write in Arabic and feel more and more prideful of my people.
I’m so happy to see everyone’s beautiful faces here! Happy Asian appreciation day and happy april~