Literanista would like to share her words of wisdom "On Being Latina."
I am not your fetish.
My name is not Maria, “Oye, Mira,” Mamacita, or Bonita Applebum.
I am not your Malinche.
I will not do the Macarena for you.
Nor do I know how to make Pasteles from scratch.
When you meet me please refrain from telling me about your love for tacos. (I get this one a lot.)
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