A few months back, I said to my mom that all I wanted for Christmas was a 23andMe test. She delivered. My desire to learn about my ancestral heritage likely stems from the frequently heard question: are you adopted? Although the adoption question comes from an ignorance around the racial diversity of Mexican people, it didn’t stop me from considering the infamous what if. My older sister is my opposite: white, blue-eyed, blonde. I look like your favourite racially ambiguous exchange student. In other words, I’m not quite white but I’m not quite brown, either.

My ability to pass off…

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