W hat exactly does being a light-skinned Latina mean for me? It means that all at once, I am just dark enough, too dark or not dark enough at all. In college, a white classmate once touched my arm and said that she loved my tan.
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In that moment, however, I stopped being me. I was just a nice tan.
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I may as well have been a chemically constructed liquid, something she could purchase in a bottle or spray on herself at the beach. Colorism favors people with lighter skin tones and violently dismisses those with darker ones.
You know what? If I dress a certain way — put on some boat shoes, a polo, maybe some pearl earrings — I could maybe even cross over into the land of whiteness.
I could get a seat in a cafe there. Listen to Tame Impala. I will be asked if I can spell or speak English. And then, I can also be not dark enough — there are white people who brag about being able to get darker than me.
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To them, my identity is something so fluid they could drink it. Buy it over the counter.
Take it like a vitamin. A Girl in Pieces centers around a young, light-skinned Mexican-American girl. She says: I explain my race and break it down into bite-sized pieces for white people, the same way I give directions to tourists to the train.
I dissect it, minimize it, make an easy-to-digest travel brochure for my identity. Growing up in a predominantly white town, my brownness was something my peers were always trying to conceptualize for me. I remember welcoming comparisons to caramel, spices, Eva Mendes.
It gave me a place, a name. Helped me understand who and how I am and why I look this way. Colonialism made sure that I would never understand my history.
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