Growing Up Mixed / Afro Latina | Vlog 9

skyler mapes

Growing Up Mixed / Afro-Latina

Kids in middle school are jerks. They made my life AWFUL and confused the heck out of me about my cultural and ethnic identity. Pretty crappy experience, but we all grow up and some of us become nice people.

I wanted to make this video because I struggled with my cultural and ethnic identity growing up. I hope any young afro-latina girls who feel they look 'different' will watch this video and know they are not alone. There are other women and girls out there who look like them and maybe even speak a few different languages. Just reach out to us or let us know you are there and we can be friends. You can never have too many friends. And you can always choose to be kind. 

xx

-Skyler