The first interview is live! I’m excited to share the story of Marcus Mejia of Bad Hombre Wines. We had such a fun time talking about what it’s like to grow up half Mexican in rural Oregon and the struggle to learn Spanish beyond the required high school classes. Read more over in the ‘Conversations’ section.
In other news, I’ve been able to interview some incredible people over the last few weeks and have more conversations to share soon. I’ve been studying Spanish almost daily with Duolingo and booked a trip to Mexico City in December.
On a personal note, I’ve enjoyed connecting with people of Mexican heritage about the project, but people from a variety of backgrounds also have identified with Becoming Mexican. I’ve chatted with people from Korean, Filipino, Malaysian, African-American backgrounds and hear similar stories of the ‘betweeness’ that being mixed race often entails.
Thank you for following the project. More to come soon!