I look like this and I go to a Korean Catholic Church. Im actually half Korean. I stick out like a sore thumb at the church I’ve been going to since birth. When I chose to be my nephew, MJ’s babysitter at Easter mass this passed Sunday, so. many. people. assumed I was MJ’s mother. I don’t think I look old enough to have a toddler and I found it odd for over 10 adults to mistake me for a teen mom at a catholic church. I couldnt help but wonder if it was because of the color of my skin. 

It’s difficult to comfortably identify with a single ethnic group or culture when you’re a part of so many. You classify as “mixed” or mutli-ethnic. My nephew MJ is 9 different ethnicities. When he is older he will also face the endless questions about his nationality and ethnicities.