The Awkward Struggles of Being Latina and Meeting New People

“How do you say ‘you’re hot’ in Spanish?”

Do you know what it’s like to meet new people as a Latina?

When they try to pronounce your last name, when they ask where you’re “really” from, when they try to exotify you – you’re not the only one who’s been there.

And this video from Flama captures it all. Follow TheChristinaI (aka Christina Igaraividez) and her friend Yesenia as they go through some typical interactions that show how stereotyping and microaggressions can make a simple introduction anything but simple.

The next time this happens to you, we hope the memory of Christina’s hilarious breakdown of burritos helps you through.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

 

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