My parents are from Mexico and I was born in Texas. Most of our family still resides in Mexico so we’ve always traveled back and forth throughout my life. This is something I’m extremely grateful for and is often reflected in my art.
When I was younger I often felt very out of place. I didn’t feel Mexican enough, or American enough, or even Texan enough. There was just here and there but never felt fully one or the other. Eventually I learned and accepted that I’m all these things and the combination of these things have helped shape and form the person I am today.
We’re each blessed with our own unique set of life experiences and we should celebrate that. Be thankful of who you are and never forget where you come from.