I Don’t Have Jungle Fever! I’m in Love…

junglefever

Ever since childhood, I have crushed on men of many different cultures and races. For example, my first massive crush at age 9: my sister's 15 year-old Mexican boyfriend. The first person to really teach me about sex at age 13: Prince in the movie Purple Rain. (Prince these days refuses to subscribe to racial labels probably … [Read more...]

The Curious Case of the Ambiguously Mexican Red Head

Trini, my Mexican grandmother, who had red hair.

Growing up, I didn't really fit in. My father, who I talk to almost every day, is Mexican and has never lived in the US. My mother is Anglo-American. They married in Mexico in 1967, the same year that anti-miscegenation laws were banned across the US. I was born five years later in Mexico City with red hair, white skin, and blue … [Read more...]