Growing up Puerto Rican
For this Final Project I decided to do a short three-minute video summarizing my unique story concerning my ethnicity. I wanted to express my feelings and struggles growing up Half Puerto Rican in a small Minnesota town. I was a first generation American born Puerto Rican on my father’s side, but I lived with my mother who was born in mound, my grandma still lives in mound. I identified with this very close community in my town, however I still felt curious and unaware of my Puerto Rican heritage, growing up and I knew very little about that part of me. I felt like I should know more and started to have questions about the culture as the world was asking me to define my ethnicity, check the box Puerto Rican, Hispanic, Non-white. I would do this but did it mean? I spent a week in Puerto Rico during the end of high school. It was this wonderfully enlightening experience that helped me feel confident in identifying myself as Puerto Rican.