Identify YOU

I keep finding myself constantly struggling, jealous of those one raced, “i am _________, because I’m from _________” people. I understand that ultimately I’m an American, but America’s just a big ole melting pot of people from all over. I chose to identify myself as Afro German, not because I’m living in Germany as a person of African descent. I just feel like putting the two in alphabetical order… A comes before G. Also, when a stranger stares at me… the first thought in their head isn’t, “Oh she’s definitely half German.” Nope, they also guess… well she’s definitely got some black in her.

I’m Afro German. Sounds like a bunch of silly excuses for settling, but what other options do I have?

Film: Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992



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